My Approach to Helping
I believe that unhappiness, depression, anxiety, and unhealthy or addictive behaviors are symptoms of a deeper issue, whose root cause must be treated in order to fully heal. My approach to therapy is multi-faceted, and is grounded in the principles of psychodynamic, relational, and attachment theory. Often, what ails us in the present has its roots in the past. Therefore, we may visit the past to learn and to heal, while focusing on steps we can take in the present to help us live more vibrantly. Asking ourselves deep, meaningful questions leads to the beginning of powerful transformation.
In addition to my Master's Degree in Counseling from Villanova University, I hold certificates in both Trauma and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Bryn Mawr College, and have extensive training with the Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. I have a deep interest in Jungian Psychology, and have had the privilege of studying with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes in Colorado for the past 8 years, and am currently enrolled in the Jungian Seminar through the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.