I am a clinical social worker in private practice and have specialized in the treatment of addictive disorders for over 20 years. Recently I have focused on working with individuals who have achieved stable recovery (or who have not had problems with substances) and want to add trauma therapy to their treatment plan.
My clients often come to me when they have been unable to overcome their problems on their own and are ready to engage in an active process of exploration and change. I ask them to recognize themselves as active agents in creating their own lives and help them build their strengths and capabilities. The ultimate aim is "to create a life worth living," as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) would put it.
Along with DBT, I have been trained in Motivational Enhancement and a treatment for trauma called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I also value Existential Psychotherapy, a philosophical approach that helps individuals grapple with the Big Issues: Death, Freedom, Isolation, and Meaninglessness.
Several years ago I joined with my husband, James Finch MD, a family physician certified in Addiction Medicine, in forming a treatment collaborative called Changes By Choice. The medical and mental health clinicians who joined us have many years of experience and are dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments at affordable rates.
I am an in-network provider for BCBS, Cigna, and the Duke Student Health Plan. Prospective clients with these or other insurance plans may want to inquire about out-of-network benefits, deductibles and copays before scheduling a visit.
I invite you to give me a call or send an email, set up an appointment, and see whether you would feel comfortable engaging me as a partner on your journey of growth and change!
909 Broad St, Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States