My Approach to Helping
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
My psychoanalytically oriented treatment has the goal of producing real, life altering improvement for clients in need of help. If you are new to psychotherapy or if you have been frustrated by previous treatments that have only provided short term relief, my method of therapy might be the right choice for you.
HOW DOES THERAPY WORK?
Psychoanalytic therapy is based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behavior. These unconscious factors may create unhappiness such as fear or sadness. At other times you may experience difficulties in relationships. Or struggle with work. Or have low self esteem. Because these forces are unconscious, the advice of friends and family, the reading of self help books, or even the most determined efforts of will often fail to provide relief; a therapist with the skill to identify these dynamics and bring them into awareness is needed.
WHAT IS MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE?
I have over 16 years of clinical experience and have been trained by the top therapists in New York City and Washington D.C. My career began in 1996 as a Psychiatric Technician at the world famous Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. I Graduated from George Washington University's Doctor of Psychology progam in 2007. As a Psychology Extern, I worked at House of Ruth, the George Washington University Center Clinic, and as a therapist for children and adolescent students in DC charter schools. My Predoctoral internship was at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, which included rotations at Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Bernard L. Pacella Parent Child Center. My Postdoctoral training was completed at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health where I worked with diverse populations and a variety of ages including adults, children and adolescents.
I have developed the therapeutic techniques needed to get to the source of your symptoms, which will allow positive changes for the long term.