Serving Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York
I treat issues relating to emotional-eating/stress-eating, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and night eating syndrome. I treat eating disorders using Dr. Fairburn's Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. I also integrate mindfulness and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am currently receiving training in Family Based Treatment for eating disorders from Stanford University, and plan to utilize it in my practice soon. I also work to support the families of those with eating disorders.
BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT LOSS
I work with individuals who are experiencing negative consequences of overweight or obesity. I have training in the most current, evidenced-based methods for promoting healthy lifestyle changes and weight loss. My approach is behavioral, and I also incorporate mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies. I also work with individuals pre- and post- bariatric surgery. I am accepting of people of all weights and sizes in my approach.
I work with couples who are experiencing relationship distress, infidelity, adjustments/transitions, difficulties with emotional/physical intimacy, and difficulties managing intense emotions as well as couples seeking relationship enhancement. I deliver couples therapy from an Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) lens. I also integrate other techniques, such as Gottman and Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy, as needed.
I specialize in the treatment of insomnia. My approach is cognitive behavioral and also incorporates mindfulness, and is highly effective.
I work with individual struggling with general anxiety and stress, social anxiety, obsessive and compulsive disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder, and health anxiety. I use exposure therapy, as research has shown that this is by far the most effective approach. I will work with you to systematically increase tolerance to feared situations to ultimately open up new worlds for you. In addition to exposure, I will teach you techniques to manage thoughts that contribute to anxiety.
My approach to treating depression is cognitive-behavioral and goal-focused. I work with patients to systematically increase activation and helpful behaviors, ultimately to experience greater contact with sources of reward and solve life problems. By far, CBT has the most research evidence to support its efficacy in treating depression. I also incorporate mindfulness-based strategies, which have been found to reduce relapse.
People react to traumatic events in a variety of different ways. For some, exposure to trauma leads to PTSD. I use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
to treat PTSD. CPT is a short-term treatment for PTSD that has decades of research support. A recent episode of This American Life is excellent in highlighting the CPT process.
CHRONIC PAIN AND CHRONIC ILNESS
I help individuals manage chronic pain. I also work with those struggling with chronic illness. Strategies that I incorporate in my treatment include managing pain, dealing with emotional challenges, body image, and navigating relationship challenges.
EMOTION DYSREGULATION AND ANGER MANAGEMENT
I work with individuals who experience frequent conflict, intense emotions, and anger management. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and draw from it to help individuals with difficulties with emotion regulation.