I am a clinical social worker in private practice. Although I have specialized in the treatment of addictive disorders for over 20 years, I also have extensive experience helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, illness, relational conflicts, or the effects of past trauma.
Currently I am unable to accept new clients for ongoing therapy. However, I can typically schedule a consultation to help generate ideas for "getting unstuck" and/or could provide short-term targeted substance use disorder or trauma therapy to clients who are in regular individual counseling with another clinician.
My approach is interpersonal and collaborative. I frequently make use of mindfulness training, cognitive-behavioral strategies, and a treatment for trauma called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in my effort to help. I also value Existential Psychotherapy, a philosophical approach that helps individuals grapple with the Big Issues: Death, Freedom, Isolation, and Meaninglessness.
In 2008 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 Aetna and the Duke Student Health Plan. I can help those with other insurance plans to file after each session for prompt reimbursement. You may wish to ask your plan about out-of-network benefits, deductibles and copays before scheduling a visit. My 50-min. session fee is $150.
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!