If you are on this website you may be hoping to make positive changes in your life.
”My intention is to provide my patients with the highest quality of evidence-based practices.”
Therapy is a collaborative process. When people take a step towards improving their lives, it is vital that they feel comfortable, safe and respected by their therapist.
By building a trusting relationship, I help people to use their strengths and learn how to thrive even in the face of difficult emotions and circumstances.
I offer treatment for adults and adolescents who are having struggles in their lives. Based on the current research in both psychology and neuroscience, my approach is a combination of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Practices. Therapy is an interactive process and practicing skills between sessions is an integral part. We work together as a team, continuously modifying the therapeutic process based on new findings
Cognitive - Behavior Therapy
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps people to change patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are causing them emotional distress. Patients learn how their thoughts can cause them to feel anxious, depressed or angry. Habitual reactions to situations are explored and people learn to replace maladaptive behaviors with more effective ones. Because thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected, therapy focuses on interventions at different points in that cycle.
Mindfulness can be defined as being fully aware of what is happening in the present moment. It helps people to recognize their habitual thinking patterns and behaviors.Mindfulness practices have been found to be effective for reducing stress, enhancing self-awareness, and effectively managing difficult thoughts and feelings. Currently, there is a good deal of research supporting the connection between mindfulness and healthy changes in the brain
Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher
Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Instructor (MB-EAT)
Workshops and Presentations
Dr. Fisher has given presentations on the following topics:
Introduction to Mindfulness
Promoting a Healthy Body Image
You CAN Overcome Performance Anxiety – for Athletes and Performing Artists
Sensitivity Training for Volunteers
The Spectrum of Disordered Eating
Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to juniors and seniors in high school, college students, and adults. Koru Mindfulness teaches how to calm the mind and body, in order to make clearer choices and become more compassionate to ourselves and others.
In 2019, I joined efforts with three colleagues and formed Koru Mindfulness LI to offer regular classes for teens and adults. We teach the basics of mindfulness meditation along with other practices to help our clients build the skills to reduce stress and encourage joy.