How I Work
At its core, therapy is a relationship. Through the cultivation of trust, we establish a secure environment that serves as the bedrock for profound change and deliberate progress toward achieving your aspirations, desires, and personal vision of success.
I understand that many clients are concerned about therapists who appear passive, merely listening without active engagement. In contrast, my approach is highly interactive and characterized by warmth, patience, humor, and compassion. While I do listen attentively as you share your narrative, I also encourage you to connect the threads of your past and present, identifying patterns that may guide our collaboration. This exploration can take various forms, including traditional talk therapy, art-based methods, dreamwork, somatic experiencing, or EMDR. A treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
I employ a healing approach which integrates relational psychodynamic psychology, somatic experiencing, and certified EMDR techniques. My practice is inclusive, and I place a strong emphasis on multicultural perspectives, influenced by my lifelong passion for world travel and my study of the arts, including painting, dance, music, literature, poetry, and mythology.
Below is a list of areas for which I provide treatment and support. If you seek more information about any of these topics or don’t find a specific concern listed and wonder whether I am the right therapist for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly. I am available to address your inquiries and, if needed, can assist in referring you to another clinician who may better suit your needs. Your well-being is my priority, and I am here to support you in finding the help that best aligns with your requirements.
- 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 & Immigration Experiences
- Panic & Panic Attack
- Quarter Life Crisis
- Relationships & Marriage
- Sexual Trauma
- Substance Abuse
- Trauma Treatment
- Work/Life Balance
Areas of Emphasis
Attachment & Relationships
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. I braid in mindfulness, somatic methods, and affect regulations skills to build 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.