My Approach to Helping
I have been a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. My work often focuses on people's ability to have positive and meaningful relationships with others while staying true to their own selves. I explore how past relationships and experiences impact in the present. I see therapy as an opportunity to examine the how and why of the way we think, and how these perceptions affect our relationships. Through the understanding of our defenses and patterns of behavior, therapy can bring about better relationships and more options for ourselves. In a warm and respectful manner, I help people to navigate through life's challenges and transitions, developing the skills necessary for a more satisfying and creative life.
More Info About My Practice
I am a graduate of Syracuse University and received my master's degree from Catholic University. I have been trained in psychodynamic, experiential, cognitive and gestalt therapies and have had additional training in family and couples therapy. I am a member of The Academy of Certified Social Workers and The American Academy of Psychotherapists. I am a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a state-approved licensed supervisor for clinical social workers. I have been listed in Who's Who of American Women since 1981. In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I offer both individual and group supervision for psychotherapists.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about being a psychotherapist is the ability to really connect with people in a meaningful way. For me, it is an honor that individuals share with me their thoughts and feelings in an effort to achieve some change in their life. I see my work as a partnership in helping people access the best parts of themselves and having more happiness and contentment in their relationships.