Doing TeleHealth Now

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist using private (HIPAA-compliant) videoconferencing with people located in Washington DC and in Virginia. I’m also the behavioral sleep specialist associated with Medstar Georgetown University’s Sleep Disorders Center for over two decades.

For more about my current TeleHealth practice, please see this. I specialize in working with people who have anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. I only use proven treatments, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as science-based Positive and Motivational therapies.

I believe in using brief, time-limited, goal-oriented therapies that teach the person to become independent from their therapist as quickly as possible. I recommend the use of many free/online resources to my patients as possible to augment what we do in therapy together.

 

For more about my current TeleHealth practice, please see this. I specialize in working with people who have anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. I only use proven treatments, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as science-based Positive and Motivational therapies.

I believe in using brief, time-limited, goal-oriented therapies that teach the person to become independent from their therapist as quickly as possible. I recommend the use of many free/online resources to my patients as possible to augment what we do in therapy together.

My Specialties

Welcome to my practice!  I work with adults in individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia as well as to increase positive health and well-being.

CBT Works!

CBT works to change our thoughts and behaviors, which in turn help to change our moods. Although it began with Depression, literally  100’s of clinical trials have shown VERY strong evidence for CBT as a highly effective treatment for the below-listed issues.

CBT-I for Insomnia

Ads say, “Ask your doctor” for a pill. But, in fact, sleep specialists say that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the FIRST step to take … before any kind of medication.

Mindfulness Works!

Learning to be ‘mindful’ is a key skill for improving well-being … even with just 8 minutes of daily practice. Try it out here with a few videos.

Know your Strengths

Knowing and cultivating your character strengths as well as the strengths of others is a key to increasing happiness and meaning in your life.  There are several good free questionnaires to determine what your top strengths are.

Chronic Back Pain

Pain, in the U.S., is the most common complaint in healthcare and an enormous public health challenge. One in 3 adults have it. It causes the most disability. It costs us up to $635 billion/year. By far, pain is untreated or under-treated.

Fail Well

Most of us fail at keeping resolutions, not to mention other goals.  So, why not try a different approach?

Let’s learn how to be more skillful at … Being ready to fail … and … Doing it well … in order to have the life we most want!

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