Therapy

How I Work

I believe in a relational approach to the process of therapy. My style is interactive and characterized by warmth, patience, humor, and compassion. I listen closely as you share your story, inviting you to notice broad themes as well as important details that may become a focus of our work together. I emphasize developing trust between us, in order to create a secure environment that supports your movement toward the realization of your goals, dreams, and personal vision of success.

My theoretical orientation is relational psychodynamic, and I incorporate elements of mindfulness, trauma-informed somatic psychology, dreamwork, gestalt, and imaginal methods where appropriate. As a depth psychotherapist, I am also influenced by the study of the humanities, linguistics, literature, poetry, and mythology.

 

 

Treatment Areas

The following list represents areas for which I offer treatment and/or support. If you would like additional information on any of these topics, or if you do not see a specific issue listed but you want to know if I am the right therapist for you, please contact me directly. I would be happy to answer your questions or make a referral to another clinician if necessary.

  • Artists, Writers, Musicians, Dancers, Actors & Other Creative Professionals
  • Abuse: Childhood, Physical, Emotional, Sexual
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent Concerns
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Issues
  • Breakups
  • Bullying
  • Codependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Complex Trauma
  • Control Issues
  • Couples
  • Creative Blocks
  • Creative Individuals & Couples
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Mediation
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Existential/Meaning
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief
  • Graduate & Post-Graduate Support
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Purpose
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Military & Military Family
  • Mid-Life Crisis
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Overwhelm
  • Panic & Panic Attack
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-teen (Tween)
  • PTSD
  • Quarter Life Crisis
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Rumination
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Spiritual Bypass
  • Spirituality
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Emphasis

Relationships

Every area of life represents a relationship; whether it is with a romantic partner, a friend or family member, to your work, or yourself. Human beings are hard-wired for connection. We have a fundamental need for meaningful contact in love, friendship, and in our work lives. It is possible to resolve issues related to attachment, intimacy, and trust. By learning new ways of communicating and developing an awareness of interpersonal patterns, you can greatly enhance the quality of your most important relationships.

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression are the storms and the droughts of human experience, and they can rob us of the ability to be fully present in our lives. I utilize a relational psychodynamic approach to the treatment of anxiety and depression, to gently explore how your past may contribute to your present symptoms. I may also incorporate mindfulness, somatic methods, creative engagement, or resource tapping to help build resilience through simple and effective coping strategies.

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Trauma Treatment

Safely processing trauma—whether it occurred in the past or in the present—is a necessary step toward healing. The term “trauma” may refer to an acute incident, such as a car accident, or a series of incidents over time, such as emotional abuse. I approach trauma treatment from a psychodynamic perspective, and incorporate the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), a set a wellness skills developed by the Trauma Resource Institute of Los Angeles to address the biological component of traumatic experiences.

Creative Methods & Dreamwork

The most incredible contributions of humanity are products of the creative imagination. Yet, all too often we become separated from creativity by feelings of fear, anxiety, or discouragement. Sometimes, constant busyness and perfectionism get in the way. In my practice, right-brained creative methods and dreamwork offer opportunities to pause and reconnect with a sense of curiosity and wonder toward your inner life. This expanded perspective boosts performance and deepens self-awareness.

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