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My goal is to help clients learn how to navigate their strong emotions and face situations that they have previously avoided due to fear, anxiety, sadness, and anger. I want to help my clients to engage fully in their lives, learn to accept the emotions that come and go, and learn coping skills to last a lifetime. I also want to help caregivers learn how to support their children in this journey and to learn their own skills for managing the stress of parenting children with big emotions. If this sounds like the right fit for you, please reach out to me to schedule a free initial consultation.
Currently accepting clients via telehealth in Florida and PSYPACT participating states.

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Emotional concerns

For those experiencing anxiety, fear, and/or sadness, I offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). With my guidance and support, we'll develop a personalized plan and meet regularly every week to keep you on track.

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Disruptive behaviors

I specialize in evidence-based treatments for managing children's problem behaviors. I take a caregiver-directed approach whereby caregivers are empowered with the tools and strategies they need to address common problems in young children.

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Caregiver support

I understand the importance of involving caregivers in the therapy process for children and adolescents. That's why I also offer caregiver-directed support, which aims to equip caregivers with the tools and strategies necessary to help their children manage their emotions.

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Autism

If you or your child has autism and are struggling with emotion regulation, executive functioning, or social skills challenges, I can help. I have expertise in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring autism across the problem sets listed above. I specialize in working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their caregivers to develop coping mechanisms and improve social skills in a neurodiversity-affirming and welcoming environment. Together, we will create a personalized plan that is evidence-based, and tailored to your specific needs.

Many individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, and related concerns are experiencing a combination of these common disorders and likely won't fall into just one of the categories listed here. A transdiagnostic approach, one that addresses core concerns across disorders, is likely most efficient in these cases. For this reason, I am certified in the Unified Protocol for Children and Adolescents (UP-C/A) and was trained and mentored by its developer, Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D. The UP-C/A is a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that targets distress related to the experience of strong emotions in general. This allows me to address more than one related problem set at once. As part of our intake, we will determine treatment goals and strategies that will be most effective for the concerns you or your child are facing. 

Emotional Concerns

Anxiety & Depression
Do you or your child find yourself constantly worrying about all kinds of things? School, work, finances, health of self and family? Do you or your child fear public speaking or meeting new people? Do you or your child experience strong fears, for example of the dark, heights, animals? Is this fear or anxiety keeping you or your child from engaging in important aspects of life? Do you or your child experience frequent sadness, low mood, or irritability? Do you or your child have a hard time getting going, completing school work, engaging in self-care activities, seeing friends? 

If the answer is yes, you and/or your child may benefit from a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach. CBT is an evidence-based treatment, meaning research has shown it works, for anxiety and depression. We will meet weekly and I will teach you and/or your child strategies for better tolerating strong emotions, including strategies to change unhelpful responses and to learn more flexible ways of thinking.   

OCD & Related Concerns
Are you or your child bothered by unwanted thoughts that make you feel fearful, anxious, ashamed, or guilty? Do these thoughts make you engage in unhelpful compulsive behaviors, like excessive handwashing, checking, confessing, or doubting? If so, exposure and response prevention (ERP) can help. ERP is a type of CBT that is particularly effective for youth and adults with OCD. Similarly to CBT, we will meet weekly and I will help you learn how to approach and tolerate the unwanted thoughts without engaging in the impairing compulsions. 

Tic and Tourette Disorder
I work with children, adolescents, and adults with tic or Tourette Disorder. I use an evidence-based treatment called Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). In this treatment, I will meet with you or your child every week to increase awareness of the tics, develop an alternate, incompatible behavior or competing response for the tic, and practice in-session. You or your child will receive homework to practice the competing response at home. 

Disruptive Behaviors

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Is your child or toddler having excessive and unmanageable tantrums? Do they frequently break rules or defy you? Is it feeling hard to manage their behavior at home or elsewhere? I am a certified therapist in PCIT, an evidence-based treatment for behavior problems in children between the ages of 2 and 7 years. During PCIT, I will provide you with live coaching as you play with your toddler or child. I will also teach you appropriate and effective discipline strategies and coach you in their implementation. By working directly with parents/caregivers and children, I help families build stronger bonds and improve communication. Together, we can create a happier, healthier family dynamic.

Caregiver Support

Being a caregiver is a stressful and important role, and this is particularly true for caregivers of children with big emotions. In addition to my inclusion of caregivers in their child's individual therapy, I also offer caregiver-directed support related to teaching caregivers how to manage their child's anxiety and disruptive behaviors. I will meet weekly or bi-weekly to discuss strategies to reduce accommodation, increase independence granting, develop effective reinforcement systems, and effective discipline strategies. 

Autism 

Do you or your child experience difficulties with planning/organizing? Do you or your child have a difficult time managing your emotions? Do you or your child struggle with understanding social cues, responding in appropriate ways, making and keeping friends? At my practice, I provide tailored autism support services to my clients using up-to-date, evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP-C/A). As a PEERS®  certified provider, I offer an evidence-based social skills curriculum for teens motivated to make and keep friends. I take a neurodiversity-affirming approach in my work with individuals on the autism spectrum, embracing and emphasizing unique strengths, while providing skills necessary to participate more fully in important areas of life.  Our weekly meetings ensure that we create a comprehensive and individualized plan that works for you and/or your child.

Fee Information

I'm not an in-network provider, but I can offer documentation upon request for out-of-network reimbursement. The initial consultation (60-90 minutes), where we discuss current areas of concern, identify goals, and develop a treatment plan costs $250. Standard therapy appointments (50 minutes) cost $200 per session. We will usually meet once per week unless more or fewer sessions are clinically indicated.

 

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