I am a clinical social worker in private practice. Although I have specialized in the treatment of addictive disorders for over 25 years, I also have extensive experience helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, relational conflicts, or the effects of past trauma.
Climate anxiety is a growing concern as environmental disruptions become increasingly noticeable and worrisome. I am open to exploring emotions about this existential threat and discussing skills for coping with it, such as acceptance, adaptation, and active hope.
My approach is interpersonal and collaborative. I frequently make use of mindfulness training, cognitive-behavioral strategies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a treatment for trauma called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in my effort to help. Clients of all backgrounds and identities are welcome in my practice.
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 work with 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!