My Approach to Helping
Connection, Compassion, and Hope are the core foundations of my practice as a board certified and licensed clinical psychologist. I am passionate about my work and aim to provide others with an open, nonjudgmental and safe environment to explore their difficulties. My goal is to walk with my patients on their journey of self discovery towards healing and mental well-being. I believe, with adequate help and support, most would be capable of building a life worth living for themselves despite their life circumstances and challenges. If you find that you have been derailed by your mental illness, life events or relationships, you may want to consider reaching out to an objective professional to help get you back on track.
I have extensive training and experience working with individuals who struggle with Trauma related disorders, Dissociation, Substance Use disorders, Eating disorders, Borderline Personality disorder, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, and existential issues.
More Info About My Practice
I only accept out-of-network insurance but will generally offer a sliding scale based on the clinical need of the patient. Please feel free to call for a free consultation today. I would also be more than happy to provide you with professional referrals in your community that fit your financial needs.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Many years ago, Rollo May (one of the most influential theorists and therapists of our era) wrote an article entitled "the therapist and the journey into hell". In that article he describes the process of psychotherapy as a journey that the therapist and patient set out on together. I believe this is our genuine purpose as psychotherapists, to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to others for such a journey to become possible and walk with our patients to help them realize their true potential. I have been privileged to walk with many on this often painful journey and always feel honored when my patients allow me to go with them. Whether the journey entails exploring the meaning of life and one's life purpose, treating a mood disorder, or overcoming grief, it is one that requires a strong therapeutic alliance and the hard work of both the patient and therapist alike. Being primarily a trauma and addiction specialist, I have worked with some of the most emotionally and physically wounded individuals, individuals who have walked through their own versions of "hell" and still had the courage to keep fighting for their way out. I am fortunate to have walked with such individuals, my patients have taught me the importance of the human connection in psychotherapy, the purpose of healing and recovery, and the true possibility of overcoming struggles and building a life worth living.