Anyone who has the desire to change has the capacity to do so. But the prospect of change can be challenging. It requires taking risks, examining choices you’ve made to this point, and thinking creatively about your future.

Dramatic life improvements are possible once you alter old attitudes and behaviors. As your therapist, my goal is to provide you with a psychotherapeutic environment that will generate increased self-awareness. This, in turn, will help you identify behaviors, feelings and beliefs that may not be working for you. Together, we will devise a plan that fits your lifestyle and personal goals, mapping out a path toward an improved sense of self.

 As an interactive therapist, I will listen and reflect, ask questions, and give feedback and interpretations. I do both long- and short-term work. Understanding that therapy involves not only an emotional commitment but also time and money, I routinely check in with you to make sure that we are on track.

 My practice is informed by various theoretical orientations – psychodynamic,  cognitive behavioral,  somatic, Hakomi, and  solution-focused – each of which offers invaluable tools for me to better understand who you are and how to work efficiently and effectively as your therapist. All patients are treated in a non-judgmental, warm, and strictly confidential environment.

 The types of issues and concerns that I most often work with include:

  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions 
  • Shame
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Childhood wounds
  • Eating disorders
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