My Approach to Helping
There are many reasons people have sought my help as a therapist. They feel depressed and don't know why. They feel paralyzed by fear, anxiety, or panic. They use food, alcohol, or drugs to avoid their feelings. They feel unhappy at work and have difficulty asserting themselves. They are haunted by traumatic events in their past and feel shame about it. They have problems in their intimate relationships and feel misunderstood and cut off.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a formally trained psychoanalyst. For over 27 years, I have worked with individuals and couples who have felt overwhelmed by problems like these, and I have helped them regain a sense of control, confidence, and optimism about their lives. My training and experience and our collaboration together give me the ability to understand family history and dynamics to address and transform deeper long standing issues.
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How Psychotherapy Can Help
Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming. In that case, seeing a therapist can truly help you to understand your confusing thoughts and feelings. Talking to and feeling understood by your therapist provides a safe and secure environment to become more self-reflective and curious about self-destructive patterns of thinking and behavior that affect your sense of self worth and interfere with your growth and development. There are times when you might have feelings towards your therapist. For example, feeling angry, upset, or even grateful. This is normal. It also provides an opportunity in the moment to understand and work through complicated feelings that affect you now and yet are informed by unresolved earlier experiences from the past. This working through process changes how you feel about yourself and affects your relationship to others and your environment and your ability to move forward in your life.