Welcome! I am so excited that you have found your way here. Whether or not you choose to work with me or someone else, I am celebrating every person who is taking action of any kind to make changes in their life, in order to have a life they love and are ecstatic about. That action could be as small as just browsing this page, and it could be as big as making a call or emailing (someone, anyone!). Every person deserves to have the well-being and success they are looking for.

The main focus of this page is to discuss my approach to therapy services. Please see the “Contact” page for ways to connect with other types of services/offerings within different organizations.

Therapeutic Approach

My biggest passion in therapy is in working with high achievers; working with these amazing people is one of the biggest thrills and life-giving adventures of my career. High achievers face very unique challenges and often report feeling misunderstood by others, despite being considered “successful” in the eyes of others. Our work together is aimed to work through these challenges and empower the high-achiever into living their most fulfilled and aligned life… without giving up their dreams and goals of wild success.

High Achiever Stress

Many high achievers struggle with challenges related to their intense drive and ambition that others struggle to relate to (even if well-meaning!), and that can also leave them feeling drained and burned out (if not channeled in a healthy manner). They also often struggle with boundaries, people pleasing, and “taking on too much.” Some common struggles I hear are: “I have everything, why am I not happy?”, “I am so embarrassed for other people to know that my relationship isn’t what it seems,” “I feel like my work has no meaning or purpose,” and, “I’m terrified to fail.” My work with high achievers in therapy is to actively work through any of these above-stated challenges and struggles, with fulfillment and meaning as our end goals and the light at the end of our tunnel.

Goals in Therapy

Essentially, my goal is to help clients develop skills to manage their symptoms of distress (e.g., anxiety, depression) while also equipping them with the tools to feel successful, empowered, confident, worthy, and supported. My work is focused on working with clients are ready to make active changes but struggle with the support and information needed to take the next step. Through our work together, I aim to make sure my clients walk away knowing they are powerful, important, capable, and beyond worthy to have anything they want in life.

An easy way to imagine this approach is that I am usually doing Therapy + Mindset Coaching within our sessions. The idea is that I believe my clients to be whole people who simply need coping skills to manage difficult past and present events, and that they also have the ability and desire to not just return to “normal functioning” but to live the life they have been craving and yearning for. After all, why bring someone to “baseline” by just focusing on coping skills, if baseline isn’t even where they are more fulfilled and joyful? My clients benefit from exploring both the difficult and the exciting, the uncomfortable and the comfortable, the new and the old, and in a way that uses their personal desires to create their life on the blank canvas of the new chances that every day brings.

Therapeutic Approach

My therapeutic approach focuses on working together to improve overall well-being through three different areas: (a) learning important and evidence-based coping skills; (b) improving communication skills, becoming incredible at boundary-setting, and keeping healthy relationship dynamics at the forefront of all environments and relationships; and (c) work toward feeling massively fulfilled and living a life of purpose, meaning, and thriving. For many people, this equates to working together within the context of psychotherapy. (However, if you feel you may benefit from an informational or educational course instead, please see the “Contact” page for information on where to find those resources from me). I am currently licensed to provide services to individuals in any of the 40+ PSYPACT states (check here to see if your state is one of the qualifying states HERE), and my home state of licensure is in Ohio. My clientele for therapy are adults ages 18 through 60. (Please see “Contact” page for more information on how to connect with me for therapy).

Presenting Problems

My primary foci in therapy are with helping clients manage:

  • Anxiety/depression
  • Life transitions and stressors
  • Life stagnation stress
  • People pleasing
  • High Achievement stress
  • Relationship stressors
  • Perfectionism
  • Sports/performance mindset difficulties and stressors
  • High-achievement stress
  • ADHD and executive functioning challenges (Note: I do not do assessments for ADHD, and executive functioning coaching is not a primary focus)
  • Challenging family dynamics (i.e., from family of origin)
  • Resolving the feeling of being “stuck”
  • Lacking meaning and purpose
  • Burnout


I utilize strengths-based strategies that are drawn from multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused Therapy, Socratic methods, Interpersonal Therapy, Sports/Performance Psychology, and tidbits of other modalities or specific interventions from other modalities not listed (e.g., mindfulness, parenting skills, family therapy dynamics, couples therapy/Gottman methods, etc.). For many circumstances, I also approach our work together from a trauma-informed perspective and approach, though it is important to note that I do not regularly treat trauma-specific disorders (e.g., PTSD).

Want to Know More?

Therapy is a deeply intimate process. Feel free to take your time finding the right fit for you on your journey. Furthermore, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have more questions and want to find out if we might be a good fit to work together before making a long-term commitment.

Whatever you do, please take a moment to remind yourself that you are taking an incredibly brave step by even looking for someone to accompany you on your journey, and go do something nice for yourself today, no matter how small. You deserve it.

Where You Can Find Me

I currently contract to provide therapy services through third-party clinics. Contact information for both can be found on the Contact page. I look forward to connecting with you!