My Approach to Helping
Therapy is fundamentally the endeavor of curious exploration facilitated by relationship. The capacity for healthy relationship and intimacy is one of the most precious aspects of being human.
For many people the development and growth of this capacity has been thwarted and replaced by habitual attitudes and postures of mistrust, fear, low self-worth and other compensatory behaviors that rob us of our full potential to be in relationship with ourselves and others. I believe the unique, collaborative relationship of the therapist-client dyad can offer a way to safely explore and understand self-defeating patterns and rigidly held beliefs. My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory and incorporates the wisdom of transpersonal psychology and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I am interested in the overlap between psychology and spirituality and am currently studying issues of addiction as an expression of dissociation from traumatic experience.
I am deeply inspired by the way intimate relationships can support, challenge and reveal our truest longings.