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Individual Therapy

I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life challenges, including:

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Struggling with loss or grief 

  • Family difficulties

  • Spiritual and existential questions

  • Trouble healing from abuse or neglect

  • Challenges that stem from navigating  various transitions and changes in life.  

I have found that a customized approach to therapy for each individual works best, and I often blend psychodynamic, cognitive, and positive psychology theories and approaches to help individuals achieve their goals in therapy.  I offer a free phone consultation to help you explore how well we might work together.  If another therapist may better serve you, I’m happy to provide referrals and recommendations for trusted colleagues in our DMV area. 

Individual Therapy using Teletherapy

I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life challenges, including:

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Struggling with loss or grief 

  • Family difficulties

  • Spiritual and existential questions

  • Challenges that stem from navigating  various transitions and changes in life.  

I have found that a customized approach to therapy for each individual works best, and I often blend psychodynamic, cognitive, and positive psychology theories and approaches to help individuals achieve their goals in therapy.  I offer a free phone consultation to help you explore how well we might work together.  If another therapist may better serve you, I’m happy to provide referrals and recommendations for trusted colleagues in 

“I enjoy helping individuals identify what has interfered with their happiness and move forward in their lives by enhancing and encouraging their strengths and natural gifts.”  ~ Lori Bristow, PhD

About Telemedicine Sessions

During this public health crisis and for the foreseeable future, I have transitioned my practice entirely to virtual sessions. Using a secure video teleconferencing (VTC) platform, we join in to a session together and talk privately. Phone sessions are also available for individuals who prefer to speak only by phone, who are not comfortable using VTC, or do not have access to WiFi or steady internet connection. 

Telemedicine/Teletherapy/Telepsychology are terms used to describe the increased accessibility and flexibility in receiving psychological services through the use of mobile technology (laptop, phone, or tablet) or phone. To learn more if teletherapy could be a good fit for you, please explore these articles:

Online Therapy and Telehealth. published by Good Therapy.org

What Are Telehealth and Telepsychology? published by the American Psychological Association

Telehealth Benefits: How to Maximize Your Virtual Visit. published by Psychology Today