In practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years, I have had the privilege to work with my patients in healing and being free from deeply held emotional, psychological, and relational wounds. I value the journey of deep inner work so as to help patients reach and nurture a healthy and authentic sense of self; in developing a kinder relationship to and greater connectedness to ones emotional life and self worth; in developing healthier relationships to others; and ultimately securing a sense of overall satisfaction and well being, inside and out. Feeling seen, heard, understood, and known can be life-changing and transformative.
Patients who come to seek treatment from me are often looking to delve into deep emotional work with a desire for relief from depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, and self-esteem related struggles that have been either life long or situational. Treatment focus is often related to on-going issues related to depression, panic/anxiety, grief/loss, insecurities related to self and others, chronic medical conditions, physical/ sexual/ relational trauma, intimacy and relationship concerns, and issues related to self esteem/ self image/ body image.
The type of psychotherapy I offer is informed by a relational/ intersubjective, and contemporary psychoanalytic frame of reference. This type of work offers a broad and deep exploration and working through of long held emotional and relational issues, gaining insight into the underlying root causes of symptoms and concerns, and the development of a healthy sense of self and authentic emotional life.
Providing a safe, empathic environment are only a few of the many essential ingredients in establishing a secure working therapeutic relationship, and something that is seen as essential and greatly valued in this process of self discovery.
The process of psychotherapy can offer meaningful emotional healing, in-depth understanding, and psychological working through of all that has had an impact on your relationship to your self, your physical and emotional wellbeing, and relationship to others. Through insight and a deeply felt authentic connection to ones emotional life, there is opportunity to develop new and more conscious/adaptive ways of living, coping, and relating so as to reduce suffering, and to improve overall quality of day to day living.
In certain cases, mindfulness based meditation, visualization, and relaxation techniques are offered to assist with being more accepting, conscious, present and connected to your self, your body/mind, to others, and to your life in general. With conscious mindfulness based attention, and resulting integration of the body/ mind/ feeling, there can be an experience of emotional grounding, centeredness, and general enhancement in the quality of your life.
MSW/ LCSW ~ Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCS#18313 Psy.D. ~Psychoanalyst