I will thoroughly evaluate your complaints in the context of your history and your current life situation. At the conclusion of your evaluation, I will share my recommendations for treatment. This may include recommendations for psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, and/or medication.
I have a special interest in conducting more intensive psychotherapies and believe strongly in the potential of “talking” therapy to gain clarity and direction in your life. If you are interested in committing to intensive psychotherapy, (minimum of once weekly visits) I prefer to conduct both the therapy as well as medication management.
I value a collaborative process with you in deciding the need for psychiatric medications. With confidence in my expertise in this area, I will educate you about risks and benefits of medications, so you can make an informed decision. There may be opportunities to consult with your medical provider if there are concerns about interactions between medical and psychiatric medications.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to develop a specialty in helping college students adjust to living away from home, managing their expectations for achievement in academics and social life and working on their self image and their future dreams. There is now an epidemic of depression and anxiety on college campuses and I’ve been glad to work with college counseling centers to support struggling students. Students feel understood and supported when they work with me and strengthen their sense of self and their ability to focus on what’s important to them.
My office is located next to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
Care for Cancer Patients and Their Families
I am a specialist in treating cancer patients and their families. My years of experience with the medical and psychological needs of cancer patients has resulted in an intimate knowledge of the issues that arise. Sharing this knowledge with patients and families helps them feel more in charge of their lives.
CoNTinUITY of care
I have worked closely with oncologists, nurse navigators, dietitians, radiologists and physical therapists as well as alternative medicine providers to support the best integrated plan for a cancer patient. Because of my nursing background, I can coach you on WHICH QUESTIONS TO ASK your other professional team members in ORDER to resolve your concerns.
I am well versed in the psychiatric medications available for patients also being treated for cancer. Being very familiar with the effects of specific chemotherapies, radiation and surgery, allows me to choose medications that will best suit your individual needs.
I do not participate with any insurance companies. You may be able to access “out of network benefits” from your insurer.
College students with a primary home out of Connecticut, often are eligible for “out of network benefits.”
Not all insurers offer out of network benefits. You can call the behavioral health telephone number on your insurance card. The questions to ask include:
- Is there out of network benefits for behavioral health?
- If so, if there is a deductible, what amount is that?
- What percentage of the bill is paid after the deductible is met?