My Approach to Helping
My approach is tailored to address the specific needs of each person. Some people merely need to talk things out, and in hearing themselves speak, come to see their situation in an entirely new way. Others may need more input and reflection, suggestions, or techniques/tools to understand and deal with what they are going through. While some come to therapy to make it through a depression, or deal with painful feelings of anxiety, grief, loneliness or anger, there are those who come for in-depth analysis of their personality, behaviors, reactions, defenses, desires, dreams, thoughts or feelings in order to expand and deepen their self-understanding and self-knowledge.
More Info About My Practice
My research specialty is forgiveness (how, when, and why we forgive or withhold forgiving). I have in-depth experience working with couples, families, and those who are struggling with issues of forgiveness, self-forgiveness, resentment, guilt, commitment, abandonment, rejection, trauma, abuse or depression due to relationship struggles.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
Psychoanalytic, Jungian, Archetypal, and post-Jungian influences primarily guide my work. I have also cognitive-behavioral, life coaching, and relationship coaching skills (in the spirit of Landmark Education and PAX programs). I have worked closely with highly creative people (artists, writers and performers), and I worked for ten years in leadership in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley.