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My background includes advanced training in Sex Therapy, Depression, Anxiety and Trauma.

I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist in private practice located in Green Hills. I would love to hear your story and be available to help. No two peoples' experiences are ever the same and whether the issue is emotional, behavioral or just life circumstances I'm ready to walk down that path with you (Couples, Individuals & Families). Feel free to give me a call regarding any questions you might have.

 


Photo courtesy of Marta Syrko

Photo courtesy of Marta Syrko

Sex Therapy

I understand these are often delicate matters. I provide a safe, respectable atmosphere for individuals, couples, extended relationships and/or families to discuss these concerns. Many issues can surface including Arousal, Desire, Orgasm, Intimacy and Pain concerns. A lot of these issues are complex and I work with an interdisciplinary team (Nurse Practitioner, Gynecologist or Urologist specializing in sexual disorders/medicine as well as a Pelvic Floor Therapist) whenever appropriate to address sexual pain concerns including Dyspareunia, Generalized Vulvodynia, High Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Vaginismus, Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome and Chronic Pelvic Pain. Read More...

Photo courtesy of Cristina Matei

Photo courtesy of Cristina Matei

Depression & Anxiety

Depression is often characterized by sadness, lack of motivation, crying spells, despair and/or preoccupation with death or suicide. People with depression also can exhibit irritability symptoms that tend to alienate others. Depression is a real thing and when it hits hard it's not so easy to "just get over it". The hurt and despair can put you in a rut and really suppress the "person you were". Your depression may be situational (including Grief & Loss) or Clinical; either due to recent life circumstances or long term issues. The good news is there are really good outcome measures treating these symptoms with good evidenced based techniques combined with strong foundations and philosophies.Read More...

Photo courtesy of Cristina Matei

Photo courtesy of Cristina Matei

Trauma & Sexual Abuse

A great deal of my therapy experience is working with victims of sexual abuse (female, male and children). With adults and children there are a wide range of issues that can arise from trauma including mood regulation, body image, sexual functioning, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I've had success significantly reducing and/or relieving symptoms from PTSD, Depression, Sexual Pain, Sexual Aversion, Guilt, Panic Attacks (including ones happening unconsciously in sleep), Psychosis and other Anxiety spectrum symptoms using DBT, CBT, Existential/Humanistic, Behavioral and Gestalt techniques.Read More...