My Approach to Helping
I help people develop their own wealth of internal resources by providing a safe environment for discovery and reality testing. My clients amaze me every day with their resourcefulness and creativity, and it is an honor to be able to witness that.
To get the most out of therapy, I believe it takes a commitment from the person seeking change to be present in the sessions (as honest and open as possible) and to be willing to explore the meaning and implications of any new insights uncovered in the sessions between the times we meet.
It is important to me that anyone who comes to see me has the best experience possible; that doesn't mean I can promise that you will feel happy after every session, but I am completely invested in helping you move forward with your goals as long as you are willing to make that journey with me.
More Info About My Practice
Insurance is accepted, and I am an in-network provider with Beacon, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross Blue ShieldAnthem, and United Health CareOptum. I accept all major credit cards as well as Venmo. Free parking is available on-site.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Many of the people I work with have experienced trauma in some form. Sometimes the traumatic event is job loss, losing a close friend or a parent, losing one's sense of safety, losing a sense of purpose. It is a very common experience to be faced with an event or situation that is bigger than all of us, and we are forced to make meaning of it so it can fit into our lives. Trauma and the resulting anxiety and depression are symptoms that I can treat effectively. I have a lot of resources and techniques at my disposal. All I ask is for your commitment to join me on this journey.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of psychotherapy is to give you time and space to be heard and acknowledged for whatever you want to work on or feel is unresolved. The hour is always your time. As someone who works with trauma survivors, I feel it is very important to reiterate that during that hour, you are absolutely entitled to talk about what you feel you need to talk about. My role is to guide, interpret and provide information that might be helpful to facilitate progress. Most of all, I want you to feel heard because for me, that is the real gift of therapy.