Life presents us with pain and conflict that we have trouble navigating alone. Why is it that we often find ourselves in scenarios that seem to repeat themselves, even though we want differently? Statistically speaking, most seek therapy after attempting to resolve these issues for years—with the help of friends, loved ones, self-help books, and other methods that provide helpful, but often temporary, relief.
Therapy takes courage; but like any difficult endeavor, it can be richly rewarding in providing lasting change. The therapy relationship can create a welcoming space for all parts of ourselves to be explored— increasing self-reflection, growth, and open curiosity around our lives.
My approach to therapy relies on a psychodynamic, relational framework. Simply put, this means that we will pay attention—together—to your ways of relating and responding, and how it impacts your current ways of living. This approach to examining life promotes lasting change, as you begin to understand how it is you have come to be you, and experience an empowered ability to respond, feel, and live in the direction you desire.
Areas of Specialty:
Anxiety, depression, and mood
Relationships: partnership / marriage, dating, divorce, friendships, family
Loss / grief / death / cancer
Sexuality: sexual abuse, trauma, current sexual conflict
Body: image / exercise / disordered eating / sleep disturbances (all genders)
Mid-life transition: relational, personal, professional
Identity issues: categories of gender, race, sexual orientation
Existential and Eclectic
Anti-oppression / Culturally sensitive