My Approach to Helping
Finding a therapist can simultaneously be a daunting and hopeful process. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment which means being present and listening carefully to your needs. It is a gift to be able to tell one's stories to someone who is able to hear and understand them in a deep, meaningful way.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I believe one's past shapes who we are and prescribes how we behave in the present. Our ability to create an authentic relationship matters most. The work is for us together to learn about you and your past, gain insight into your patterns and behavior so that you can expand your ways of being and reacting now and in the future. I help with struggles with anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, work, life changes, illness, and sexual identity.
My work is informed by my own life experience and 30 years as a clinician. Before being in private practice, I worked as a Social Worker in a Hospice/Bereavement program, Domestic Violence shelter and as a School Social Worker. I love being a therapist and feel fortunate to be able to work with others in this intimate, life-affirming way.
I am trained in Family and Child therapy and Psychodynamic treatment, and incorporate other techniques such as Mindful Meditation and Cognitive Behavioral therapy.