How I Work


First and foremost, therapy is a relationship. By developing trust, we create a secure environment which supports meaningful change and purposeful movement toward realizing your goals, dreams, and personal vision of success. Many clients are concerned about a passive therapist who “just sits and listens.” My style is interactive and characterized by warmth, patience, humor, and compassion. Yes, I listen closely as you share your story, but I also invite you to connect themes between the past and present, identifying patterns that may become the focus of our work together. This may be done through traditional “talk” therapy, art-based methods, dreamwork, somatic experiencing, or EMDR.

I utilize a three-pronged approach to healing, integrating psychodynamic psychology, somatic experiencing, and certified EMDR. My practice is inclusive and has a multicultural focus, influenced by a lifelong interest in world travel and study of the arts: painting, dance, music, 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
  • Attachment
  • Breakups
  • Bullying
  • Codependency
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Complex Trauma
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Creative Individuals & Couples
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Mediation
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Existential/Meaning
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief
  • Post-Graduate Support
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Mid-Life Crisis
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic & Panic Attack
  • Perfectionism
  • PTSD
  • Quarter Life Crisis
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Rumination
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • 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 and heal 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.


Trauma Treatment

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.