My Approach to Helping
It's hard to go it alone with painful feelings of confusion, guilt, sadness, anxiety or despair. I help you access and unravel internal knots related to work or school performance, conflictual relationships, gender and sexuality, addictive behaviors, struggles with self-care and body image, or a family history troubled by dysfunction, divorce, addiction, mental illness, abuse, unresolved conflict or estrangement from loved ones.
My style is direct, engaged and deeply attuned. Within a warm collaborative relationship, you can explore stuck patterns, face painful truths, and learn to be kinder to yourself. This results in healthier more balanced relationships as the experience of caring support and new patterns of relating are integrated into your everyday life.
More Info About My Practice
My work draws on relational, psychodynamic, somatic and mindfulness practices to support shorter-term work (6 months to 2 years) involving problem exploration, healthy paradigm shift and skills integration, or longer term work for deeper understanding, greater stability and lasting change.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
There are logistical questions related to scheduling and payment that we'll need to address. Being prepared to talk about the time commitment you're willing to make and how you intend to pay for therapy can help us make important decisions about your resources. If you want to use insurance, it helps if you call them first to find out about your out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health.
And it's just as important to know what you're looking for in a therapist: calm and nurturing, intelligent and observant, challenging or validating, quietly supportive or engaging and direct. Getting clarity about your preferences for a therapist's personality and style will be an important part of our initial consultation, as well.