I have a comfortable private office in Chapel Hill conveniently located off Hwy 15/501 close to I-40 exit. I am in solo-practice, however, share the office suite with two psychotherapists in private practice. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am also offering appointments via telecommunications
I offer medication management and psychotherapy:
My practice predominantly focuses on medication management. I also provide psychotherapy, but have only limited availability. Taking medication can be crucial for a person to recover mental health and live a full life. Research has shown, however, that in many situations best results are achieved when medications are combined with psychotherapy. Medication alone is not a cure-all, and most times people will benefit from learning better coping skills and gaining insights into their emotions. I would be happy to work together with your therapist if you are currently seeing one.
My practice is rooted in holistic nursing. I see my role as helping people to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. To do so, I judiciously prescribe medications to alleviate excess anxiety, worry, anger, and lethargy. I believe that many issues also need to be addressed with other forms of therapy or life style changes.
As a therapist, I use an existential-humanistic core philosophy and integrate a broad array of counseling techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness training. I am also fully certified as Realization Process Teacher and Realization Process Trauma Repair Therapist ( See tab “Realization Process.”) I believe people have the capacity for self-awareness and choice, and I help my clients to accept themselves and embrace their full potential for growth and change. I provide coping skills training to manage symptoms and daily challenges as well as guidance to better self-understanding and healing old wounds.
I am experienced in treating anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, mood disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and psychotic disorders. I am licensed to treat adolescents and adults, and currently take clients age 18 years and older.
I especially want to welcome members of the LGBTQ community, and I make a continuing effort to learn about their specific needs and treatment issues.
I accept BCBS, Medicare and will file insurance claims for out-of-network policies. Please call the office at (919) 998-9177 to verify. I also offer reduced fees for people with no insurance.
Please see also Policies and Procedures and Notice of Privacy Practice (NPP)