My Approach to Helping
I understand you are struggling right now. You may be feeling anxious andor depressed, Repetitive dysfunctional patterns of behavior may be affecting your relationships, perhaps your job, and certainly your overall self-esteem. You want to first understand why you do what you do, and are looking for effective tools to change the behaviors that either no longer work for you, or perhaps never did. By empathically exploring these "why am I the way that I am" questions in a safe environment, we will look to find some answers that will help enable you to battle and place your critics and demons in their proper place going forward.
I have a well-rounded understanding of the complexities involved in navigating very different worlds. I have owned and operated businesses. I've worked creatively, as both a professional actor and writer in the entertainment industry. I offer helpful, practical tools viewed through a wider lens to help broaden your perspective. Change can then manifest.
I have deep passion and an empathic approach toward helping others shift out of, and away from, long-standing negative patterns of behavior that have gotten in your way. Working safely together, we will examine what these patterns have been for you and why, with the ultimate goal of creating new freedoms, leading to a more authentic and fulfilling life.
More Info About My Practice
My professional career prior to entering the field of psychology began after I graduated from Boston University's School of Management, earning a BSBA in Finance, with honors. I then worked in a number of different business ventures, and have owned and operated businesses while based in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
I have also had a separate creative career as both a stage and film actor, and as a writer in Theatre and Film, working in both New York City and Los Angeles.
One of the constants of my differing past careers has been the pleasure of communicating and connecting with people, exploring lives in depth, the complexities of the human condition and getting to what matters. My past experiences have informed my life and now enable me to help others with theirs.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I am here to help you. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" situation. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and very different life experiences. I am here to help...you! And I want you to feel comfortable in working with me as your therapist. I offer a free 15-30 minute initial consultation, wherein we can get a sense of one another, and I can learn a little as to what is going on with you. From there, I look to help you solve these deeper issues, even if, for now, we do so by TeleHealth.