817 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 741-3142


Each treatment is individualized and tailored to your struggles, your needs and your strengths. I use an interactive, relational psychodynamic approach when working with clients. I also use a combination of effective therapy techniques in order to help you find some relief from your distress. I can incorporate dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and relaxation, body-oriented awareness from Sensorimotor psychotherapy, family systems, cognitive behavior therapy, and narrative therapy approaches.

From my experience and training, I view psychological problems within the context of our relationships and life changes. When stressors become overwhelming our ability to respond in flexible, adaptable ways can be limited and we often rely on rigid patterns. I believe in empowering clients to explore the meanings of repeated patterns in order to discover new ways of relating and being in the world.

Struggling in life in ineffective ways can lead to frustration and poor choices, but working in therapeutic, creative ways can lead to connection, agency and more choices.


When working with adolescents, combining parent guidance, family therapy, psychological testing and consultation with schools and other health care providers is often useful. I enjoy working with this age and the transitional time of young adulthood and college as well. Finding tools to help alleviate anxiety and depression can be vital, along with an understanding of your current struggles.


I have extensive experience providing care for people struggling with body image, emotional eating and eating disorders. As the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) specialist and staff therapist at Carolina House in Durham, I supported women with eating disorders at the residential and partial treatment level until 2012. When working with people struggling with eating disorders as an outpatient provider, I often coordinate care with nutritionists, medical doctors and families. Your needs can be assessed so that you understand your choices about the level of care, type of treatment and how to get the most support.