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OCD, Anxiety, and Eating Disorder Specialist in Center City Philadelphia

Are you experiencing thoughts and emotions that are difficult to tolerate alone? Are you ready to make changes in your life but are overwhelmed with where to begin? It takes strength and courage to reach out to someone who can help you work through life's challenges, and I would be honored to get to know you and help you work towards the changes you'd like to make.

Two Dried Leaves
 

About Me & My Approach to Therapy

I completed my graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, I have worked in a variety of settings and have gained advanced training in implementing the most effective evidence-based therapies for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and eating disorders. Although I draw from a variety of treatment modalities, the ones I use most frequently in my work are from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, which focus on the relationship between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. These treatment strategies have been extensively researched and shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns.


As a therapist, I hope to help you understand yourself better, enabling you to make healthy choices that will enhance your overall sense of well- being and life satisfaction. I am passionate about helping people recognize the unhelpful patterns, beliefs, and fears that hold them back in life and will collaborate with you to develop a plan to address your concerns that will challenge you to grow yet meet you where you are today.  While in therapy with me, I hope to teach you the tools that will empower you to act as your own therapist for years to come.



 

Specialities & Services

I offer individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. My particular areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and eating disorders, but I also work with individuals experiencing different issues, such as depressive symptoms, dysfunctional perfectionism, grief and loss, insomnia, relationship difficulties, and challenging life transitions.

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Agoraphobia

  • Specific Phobias

  • Health Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Excoriation Disorder (skin picking)

  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Compulsive Exercise

  • Orthorexia

  • Atypical Eating Disorders

  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Therapeutic Modalities Used

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Schema Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that are not answered below, please feel free to contact me for more information!

How much do therapy sessions cost and where will me meet?

My typical session rates are as follows:

  • Initial phone consultation (15 minutes): Free

  • Initial intake evaluation (60-75 minutes): $165

  • Individual Session (55 minutes): $130

  • Individual Session (90 minutes): $195

  • Individual Session (120 minutes): $260

  • Family or Couple Session (as an adjunct to individual therapy) (55 minutes): $150

Therapy sessions typically take place in my Center City Philadelphia office. However, treatment for phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and eating disorders may at times take place in different locations, such as the home or in the community, depending on your particular symptoms. I am available to travel outside the office for sessions when indicated for your treatment to be most successful.  When appropriate, I also offer teletherapy sessions.

Do you take insurance and what are the payment options for sessions?

I am an out-of-network provider and as such do not work with insurance companies. Many insurance companies offer out-of-network mental health coverage, so I recommend you contact your provider prior to starting therapy to find out whether this is an option for you. Upon your request, I would be happy to provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. However, payment is due in full at the time of session and reimbursement is to be negotiated between you and your insurance provider.


Payment is accepted via major credit card (including HSA/FSA cards), cash, or check at the time of service.

What are your office hours? Do you offer evening and weekend appointments?

I offer appointments Monday through Friday and do offer limited evening and weekend appointments. Please contact me to determine current availability.

 
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Contact Me

Finding a therapist that is a good fit for your needs is an important step in the process. Please contact me so that we can schedule a time to talk and determine if we would be a good fit for each other!