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 conflcts, or the effects of past trauma.
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.
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 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 $130.
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!