Are you struggling to adjust to life with a chronic illness? Is insomnia taking over your life? Do you want help coping with life stressors or making changes to improve your overall health? I can help.
I am a clinical psychologist who provides therapy to adults to help them cope with a wide range of concerns, including insomnia, adjustment to chronic illness and cancer, depression, anxiety, and stress. I take a warm, collaborative approach and use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused treatment, and motivational interviewing techniques. I have specialized training in behavioral medicine, and help people cope with chronic illness, manage chronic pain, overcome insomnia, lose or maintain weight, and quit smoking.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including the VA hospital serving Veterans, cancer hospitals, and at a company providing primary care services to Medicare patients. I will help you adjust to life stressors and learn the skills you need to continue this work on your own.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in 2010. As part of my training, I completed a clinical internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where I received in depth training in treating general mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, as well as in health psychology focusing on adjustment to illness and making behavior changes to improve one’s health. Following my internship, I stayed at VA Connecticut to complete a post-doctoral fellowship, specializing in health psychology. Throughout my training, I received in depth training and experience in using CBT, motivational interviewing, and brief focused treatments. Since being licensed, I have participated in several trainings, including on doing CBT for insomnia, mindfulness, CBT for pain, smoking cessation, and motivational interviewing.
I would be happy to speak with you about ways we may be able to work together to meet your needs. Please call or email to set up a free initial phone consultation.