My Approach to Helping
I approach psychotherapy as a creative, collaborative undertaking between therapist and client with the goal of creating a safe, healing relationship through which clients can discover and mobilize their deepest capacities for transformation.
My approach is psychodynamic and relational, and I am also trained in body-based and mindfulness interventions. While the exploration of the interweavings of the past and present is a crucial aspect of psychotherapy, I am also committed to supporting my clients in identifying goals and developing concrete plans for working strategically towards their accomplishment.
I approach the human mind, heart, psyche and body as a unified whole. Working with breath and movement, along with words, to facilitate the exploration, processing and expression of a full range of emotion, clients can discover new reserves of strength, meaning and self-acceptance.
I have 20+ years experience working with adults, couples, adolescents and children, including the 0-5 population. I am experienced working with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, as well as eating disorders and body image issues. I have long experience working with children and their parents around behavioral and regulatory issues, adoption, confidence and self-esteem as well as issues surrounding divorce and co-parenting.