I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. My approach is psychodynamic, focusing on discovering why repetitive negative patterns seem so difficult to shed. The goal of therapy is personal freedom in the broadest sense: control and choice over how we live and who we are.
I am a certified psychoanalyst as well. Psychoanalysis is a deeply intensive and potentially transformative treatment experience consisting of multiple sessions a week for an extended period of time.
Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to explore the larger and often daunting issues we all face: does our life have meaning? What is the quality of our relationships? Have we been damaged by our past, and if so, is that damage showing up in our present life? Do we blame others for our disappointments, or have we not mourned the losses life inevitably brings?
My strength as a clinician is my emphasis on working collaboratively with individuals and couples to ensure that our work feels effective and progressive. Therapy requires commitment, trust, and honesty from all parties to safeguard the hard earned changes possible in therapy occur.
I work closely and collaboratively with individuals and couples to move beyond old, repeating behavior patterns that hinder growth and freedom. Effective therapy is a mutual undertaking in which fears, anxieties, and deeply held negative beliefs are discovered and shifted. Change happens in a deeply personal way, and never without trepidation. Depressive feelings, self-destructive habits and behaviors, unsatisfying work, and unhappy relationships are often the result of unknown personal roadblocks we unwittingly erect to protect us at a cost.
Therapy provides a private and safe venue for discovering the reasons why life can feel flat, meaningless or frightening. It can be the catalyst for profound movement and growth.