My Approach to Helping
We all experience difficult times in our lives -- periods when things feel overwhelming and hopeless and we just can’t seem to get out of our own way. Therapy provides a safe, respectful partnership within which to make sense of our sometimes-puzzling experiences, to evaluate our ways of coping with life challenges, and to work together to find new ways to address these and move forward.
I work with people seeking help with a wide range of difficulties, including depression and anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and significant life transitions (e.g., starting high school or college, getting married, parenthood, divorce).
I have many years of experience at college and graduate school counseling centers and greatly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults struggling with the vast academic, social, and emotional transitions that are hallmarks of adolescence.
In my experience, the relationship between patient and therapist is critical to the success of treatment: Patients need to feel safe, respected, and understood in order to do the work of therapy. I strive to establish a supportive, collaborative, and honest relationship that encourages growth and change.