My Approach to Helping
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with young children, with adolescents, and with adults of all ages. I approach therapeutic work from a strongly developmental perspective: genetic, biological, familial, semiotic (linguistic and meaning-making), cultural, and relationship patterns all influence human development. I have special interest in personality and identity development through life's transitions (for example: parenting, attachment and separation, coping with college, new baby, grief, identity crises, career, major life events, etc.). I work with patients with symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention or learning problems, and those who have experienced traumatic stress or who have unusual mental symptoms.
I am particularly sensitive to multicultural concerns and to the importance of knowing oneself in the context of relationships with others. I combine my scientific background in development and neuroscience with my interests in psychoanalysis and culture. I have a background as a university professor with an extensive research career studying children and adolescent personality development.
My psychotherapy style is depth- and insight-oriented. Duration of treatment varies from shorter-term to open-ended. In my therapeutic work, I combine matters of the spirit with matters of science: I have a passion for understanding people, a commitment to reducing suffering, and a regular sense of humor.
More Info About My Practice
I am an out-of-network provider for most health insurance programs but our office will help you to file your reimbursement claims.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I think I work best with people who are introspective and perhaps creative or unconventional. Most of my psychotherapy patients have felt very responsible in some way to other people but at some kind of odds within themselves.