Thank you for your interest in my website. I hope the information about my clinical psychology practice helps you in your search for a therapist.
After working for many years in various hospital, high school, community and college mental health settings, I have been engaged in full-time private practice in downtown Hanover, New Hampshire since 2008. I draw from a variety of established therapeutic methods, including cognitive-behavioral, family-systems, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Although I tailor the treatment plan to meet each individual’s needs, the majority of my interventions are drawn from the cognitive-behavioral toolset.
I used to work in Counseling and Human Development at Dartmouth College, and co-chaired the Dartmouth College Eating Disorders Consultation Team. I remain connected to the college as an adjunct professor, providing supervision to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology interns through the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
In the beginning of treatment, I will seek to understand your strengths, as well as the problems that brought you into my office. I will give you important information, and then collaboratively design a treatment plan that feels “doable.” Usually, my clients feel relief in the first few sessions, experiencing hope in the therapeutic process that typically results in the motivation to continue therapy. I think that delivering insightful, compassionate feedback, coupled with the experience of symptom relief, contributes to a client’s sense of safety in treatment. The experience of safety is essential in therapy, since feeling better often involves addressing, and ultimately resolving, difficult feelings and experiences.
I see individuals ranging from teenagers to older adults, and I also treat families and couples. My clientele seek help with a wide range of issues including: