My Approach to Helping
I work from the belief that meaning and satisfaction stem from the ability to connect with one's self and others. Old emotional wounds and current struggles can impair this ability for connection. I work collaboratively with each individual, couple, or family to create a safe environment where healing can occur.
Clinically, I draw from a number of different therapeutic modalities, but I primarily work from a contemporary psychoanalytic model. This means that I believe symptoms and patterns of thinking, feeling, and interacting need to be examined and their meaning understood in order for change to occur. In getting at the "root" of the problem, you can begin to feel more in control of and in tune with yourself, and change can be lasting. While psychoanalytic approaches do value understanding childhood and developmental experiences, your current concerns and relationships are also of central focus.
If you have questions or would like to speak further about how I may be of help to you, please call or email me at the contact information provided on this page. I believe that psychotherapy can be a fulfilling and transformative process, and a decision to begin treatment can be a wonderful commitment to yourself. The choice of psychotherapist is often a deeply personal one, and "good fit" between therapist and client can allow for the safety and openness needed for treatment to be of help. I look forward to speaking with you further to determine if together we could be a good match to meet your needs.