My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, it is gratifying to participate in a person's process of change and growth. I like to help people discover new insights about themselves, and how they feel and behave in relationships with others. This awareness, as well as recognizing how past experiences impact current behavior and feelings, can be empowering and helpful in changing old patterns.
My approach is to listen well to both conscious and unconscious communication, and to provide gentle, but direct feedback. I use empathy and humor and try to be creative in an effort to reach each person as a unique individual.
More Info About My Practice
Along with many years of experience, I completed post graduate training at the National institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City, which is a four year training program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. To enhance my skills, I attend ongoing psychotherapy study groups and have interest and training in areas such as addiction, adolescent treatment and couples work.
I believe a "good fit" between the individual and the skills and personality of the therapist is important. I invite you to come in for a consultation to give you a sense of how I work, to see if you feel comfortable and helped, and hopefully we can begin working together.