My Approach to Helping
I use an eclectic approach to determine what encouraged each client to sit down with me. I take a personal and family history and look at obstacles that are blocking a client from moving forward. With couples I take histories together, focusing on communication skills and their individual stories, which reveal what each person brings into the relationship. I use humor in therapy, asking questions and giving valuable feedback. I have studied Jungian therapy and psychoanalytic therapy. I work with individuals, groups, and families, adolescents in crisis, and addicts and recovering addicts. I have directed a feminist therapy referral service at Yale University and a center on death, dying, and bereavement. I offer grief support for those who need it. I have studied mindfulness at UCLA and cultivate those teachings with clients I work with.