My Approach to Helping
There may be aspects of yourself you wish to change. You may be contemplating important decisions or find yourself at a crossroads in your life. Therapy offers the opportunity to alter deep-seated psychic structure so that you may approach these and other challenges with more clarity, assurance, and grace.
As a clinical psychologist in private practice, I work with adult individuals, couples, and families, providing both short-term problem-focused treatment as well as more long-term intensive therapy (depending on your needs). My treatment approach is integrative, drawing primarily from psychoanalytic, as well as existential, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused perspectives.
In my practice, I focus my attention on recognizing the uniqueness of individual's life experiences, motivations, and potential. In a safe and confidential environment, I aim to help patients to integrate the insight and understanding of past experiences with a focus on changing the present in active and practical ways.
A core element of positive therapeutic change is the relationship between the therapist and each patient. In order for a patient to feel they can discuss those aspects of their life that are most troubling and often deeply personal, it is important that they feel safe and understood. I strive to develop an interactive and collaborative relationship with my patients, with the ultimate goal of personal growth and greater self-awareness.