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, informed by depth psychology (including dreamwork and imaginal methods), mindfulness, trauma-informed somatic psychology (TRM), and EMDR where appropriate. As a depth-oriented psychotherapist, I am also influenced by the study of the humanities, linguistics, literature, poetry, and mythology.
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
- Communication Difficulties
- Complex Trauma
- Control Issues
- Creative Blocks
- Creative Individuals & Couples
- Divorce & Mediation
- Emotional Abuse
- Family of Origin Issues
- Post-Graduate Support
- Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
- Identity Issues
- Internet Addiction
- Intimacy Issues
- Life Purpose
- Life Transitions
- Mid-Life Crisis
- Multicultural Concerns
- Panic & Panic Attack
- Quarter Life Crisis
- Trauma Treatment
- Relationships & Marriage
- Sexual Trauma
- Substance Abuse
Areas of Emphasis
Human beings are hard-wired for connection. We have a fundamental need for meaningful contact in love, friendship, and in our work lives. By learning new ways of communicating and developing an awareness of interpersonal patterns, it is possible to repair attachments, intimacy, and trust.
Anxiety & Depression
I utilize a relational psychodynamic approach to explore how your past may contribute to your present symptoms of depression and anxiety. Mindfulness meditation, somatic methods, and creative exercises enhance distress tolerance through simple and effective coping strategies.
Safely processing trauma—whether it occurred in the past or in the present—is often a necessary step toward healing. I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), which are integrative approaches to the treatment of trauma.
Creative Methods & Dreamwork
The creative imagination is responsible for humanity’s greatest contributions. Right-brained creative methods and dreamwork offer opportunities to reconnect with a sense of curiosity and wonder toward your inner life, which can increase insight and boost performance.
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