Helping people to live more balanced and healthy lives is my passion. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, and depression, utilizing DBT, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness in my approach. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and serve as the director of our DBT program at The Counseling Group. DBT has been empirically validated as effective treatment for those with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, mood disorders, self harm behavior, suicidality, impulsivity issues, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal difficulties.My approach to therapy involves collaborating with the client to create a fulfilling life in line with the person’s values. I enjoy helping people to improve their ability to handle difficult situations, face their inner struggles and fears, improve self awareness, and increase their feelings mastery and contentment.Meditation and mindfulness help people to become more integrated in mind and body. When appropriate or requested, I utilize mindfulness and meditation for issues such as anxiety, negative body image, improving attention span and concentration, improving mind and body awareness, reducing impulsivity, and help regulate difficult emotions.