My Approach to Helping
I believe our earliest relationships shape our minds, that our current suffering has roots in our past and can be difficult to access alone. When these pieces remain in the dark, they feel overwhelming and threatening. But in therapy, we can allow them to surface for the purpose of transforming. As a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist, I incorporate relational and interpersonal therapy along with mindfulness techniques in order to create a safe space and working alliance.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My practice focuses on providing in-depth treatment for people struggling with self-defeating behaviors, disordered eating, domestic violence, and physical self-harm. I also provide short and long-term therapy for people dealing with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and complicated grief.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
People enter therapy for a variety of reasons, from unfamiliar anxieties to enduring sadness and lethargy to troubling relationship patterns. In these moments, you may yearn for assistance from someone you trust. If you decide to come to therapy, you will not have to navigate these challenges alone. In psychotherapy, we see your presenting troubles as an access point to a deeper, internal struggle. We explore these places together with the eventual goal of lessening your distress not by changing your circumstances, but by changing how you relate to yourself.