My Approach to Helping
As an experienced therapist, I integrate several approaches to best meet your particular needs. I am described by patients as relaxed but serious, open, and able to make it easier to talk about the difficult details. People who have had unsatisfying experiences in therapy before have commented that I've made it much more comfortable and collaborative. I'll join you in working on both solving the problems of daily life, finding room for comfort and and creativity, and, if you wish, exploring dreams and the bigger patterns of your personality. I'll help make therapy a different and positive kind of relationship, in which you can focus on things you need to express to someone other than friends and family.
I offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and humanistic approaches to help individuals and couples of all ages who are seeking help and change. I am experienced with relationship conflict, self-image, transition, destructive habits and thinking, developing confidence and creativity, coping with chronic pain and illness, and all forms of depression and anxiety.
It helps to become curious about yourself, and motivated to step outside your own box, and in the process, become more truly yourself. To be more creative, better able to love, and in touch with what matters to you. Simply put, to feel better, and be at ease with yourself.
More Info About My Practice
My fees are reasonable. Your fee may be determined on a sliding scale, based on both your income and your current financial obstacles. I accept credit cards, and I am happy to complete insurance forms for your reimbursement. I offer a brief consultation by phone without charge so that you can feel comfortable with your decision to make a first appointment.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Many of us live lives that are all about pursuing material and prestige goals, and immediate pleasures. There is little room in our lives for reflection, for looking at the little details and the bigger picture, for seriously and respectfully listening and speaking - unless we create that space and that time. There are always areas of ourselves that don't receive enough attention, and parts of our relationships and our work that just, inevitably, get stuck. I have come to learn that my greatest pleasure in my work is one of my greatest pleasures as a person, as a husband, father, and friend - to improve relationships and help individuals feel better about themselves while handling the truth about their lives with greater clarity, honesty, and courage. To live better. It is a good goal.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Let's just talk. Whatever stereotypes you've experienced about psychotherapy, analysis, counseling, etc, it really just comes down to two people having a focused, private dialogue. As long as there is respect and curiosity, something new will be learned and achieved. And in no other relationship in life can you feel quite so free to say whatever needs to be said, without fear that some relationship, some project, or your business reputation, will be ruined by the honesty. This is what therapy is about.