My Approach to Helping
My presence is both focused and compassionate; I challenge clients to stretch when I feel that they are ready and able, but will check in with them first to ensure their comfort and willingness to try something different.
I particularly enjoy working with therapy clients from diverse backgrounds. I bring to my practice a unique combination of skills. Because of my prior background in the high pressured advertising and business world, I am sensitive to the workplace issues that business and creative people face. Simultaneously, my Gestalt therapy training has positioned me to recognize and address the myriad of relationship and personal issues that we all encounter. I have an understanding of major life transitions, as well as intimate knowledge and experience of what it is like to work in demanding workplace environments.
I work with a broad spectrum of clients and presenting issues, including anxiety and depression; life, relationship and career transitions, including retirement and its challenges; improving communications within a relationship as well as other couples issues, such as rebuilding trust; sexual identity questions; issues of identity that may emerge for adult adoptees. I work with heterosexual as well as LGBTQ individual and couples clients.