I provide outpatient therapy to adults 21 years and older, specializing in relationship and attachment issues. I treat people who are struggling with loss, life transitions, relationship difficulties and communication issues. I work primarily with adult women, but reserve a portion of my practice to working with adult men struggling with similar concerns, including the pressures of fatherhood. Additional areas of specialty are depression, anxiety, sexuality and maternal mental health.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on current relational patterns and their link to past relationships. I often draw from object-relations and attachment therapy orientations. This treatment focuses on identifying how a person has learned to cope with challenges and stress, navigate connections with others and make shifts where they find themselves feeling stuck. One of the goals of this work is to gently bring to the surface uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that are showing up in different areas of his/her life. When difficult feelings or needs are acknowledged without judgment and worked through in a trusting therapy relationship, clients often experience deep internal change and notice themselves responding with more freedom in many areas of their lives. The point is to recognize and address issues that are impacting a client's current life, not to focus unnecessarily on the past. My interventions range between solution-focused approaches that target symptoms to deeper, long-term experiential work. I also encourage the use of self-care strategies, help clients to identify and change unhealthy thought-patterns and build upon their existing strengths and resources.
Treatment is 50 minutes in length and once per week, as schedules allow. Consistent attendance is a critical factor in experiencing progress. I know it can feel awkward and uncomfortable for some, especially in the beginning. My goal is to provide a warm, reassuring atmosphere where you can share openly and in time, feel seen and understood. Most importantly, at the heart of therapy is a relationship where you and I are working together to think about problems and help you learn to solve them. There is no magic involved and it can feel like hard work at times. Rest assured that I will walk with you at your unique pace and we will frequently discuss how you are experiencing our time together.
It's important to find a clinician who feels right for you. To that, I provide a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation where we can discuss your needs and if I can help. To schedule this, feel free to reach out to me at: