I combine empirically-proven cognitive therapy with Buddhist-informed contemplative psychotherapy.

Cognitive therapy helps us become aware of and “re-record” the unhelpful “tapes” that play over and over in our heads. These unhelpful tapes tend to be full of statements like:

They probably don’t like me.

This isn’t going to work out for me.

I should have a “passion.”

I love them but I don’t know if I’m “in love” with them anymore.

I’m not successful enough.

There’s something wrong with me.

Often we would never think of talking to anyone else the way we talk (or think) to ourselves and the way we think matters. Cognitive therapy basically says, “We can’t change our feelings, but we CAN change our thinking patterns.” And how we think about things really affects how we feel about them! It takes practice and commitment to change how we think about ourselves and our life. I help teach you these tools.

Contemplative psychotherapy uses concepts like compassion and mindfulness to help us learn better how to be “in the moment.” This way we can return to our direct experience without adding a whole lot of judgment on top of it. Life has painful parts–no one can prevent that. But when we can experience them and work through them with less resistance we can have more peace.

You don't need to know your diagnosis or treatment goals to get in touch. Figuring that out together is often a big part of our initial work. All you have to know is what in your life is concerning or confusing to you.

I welcome clients of all races, genders, and sexualities. I have been honored to work with many trans and non-binary clients and am committed to offering gender-affirming care.

Fees and Insurance

I accept some insurance plans and am in-network with Harvard Pilgrim and United Healtcare. I can provide superbills for out-of-network services for you to submit if you have out-of-network coverage. Otherwise my fees are $175 for the initial session and $150 for subsequent sessions.