My Approach to Helping
Have you been struggling with distressing emotions that have dogged you for years? Feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress can eat up each new day and make you feel that there is no hope. We will work together to help you escape these oppressive feelings and lead a more fulfilling life.
My clinical training and many years of experience have impressed upon me the importance of beginning therapy with a comprehensive evaluation. This is necessary to ensure we proceed with the form of treatment that will obtain the best results and make meaningful changes to your life. When it comes to your happiness there's no time to waste. However, a correct diagnosis is just the beginning. I believe passionately in creating a warm, supportive environment where you feel safe enough to open up, explore and confront the unique issues which are holding you back.
Everyone has the right lead a rich, full, and satisfying life. I would be honored to help you on your journey.
More Info About My Practice
In both my academic and private work, I am intensely interested in the issue of minority access to mental health care. Too often cultural barriers prevent people from diverse backgrounds getting the help they need. Having been privileged to live and work on three continents and speaking five languages, I try to put my cultural knowledge to good use in my practice. However, it is not specific knowledge that I find particularly useful so much as an ability to be culturally flexible and open. If you're worried that cultural barriers might prevent you from receiving effective therapy, then contact me for more information.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
In my practice I deal frequently with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD.
One of my areas of expertise is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or C-PTSD. C-PTSD is related to PTSD, but is the result of repeated interpersonal trauma. Most commonly, it is the result of unhealthy early relationships with a caregiver. This condition is extremely common, but unfortunately, frequently misunderstood and sufferers often receive inappropriate treatment for lack of a correct diagnosis. If you suffer from persistent feelings of sadness, anger, and negative self-image, then you should consider the possibility that you may suffer from C-PTSD.