My Approach to Helping
Every client, no matter where they come from or what they have been through, will come to therapy for their own unique individual reasons. 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, psychoanalytic therapy, have worked with adolescents, grief and loss and directed a feminist therapy referral group at Yale University. I have studied mindfulness at UCLA and cultivate those teachings with clients I work with.