My intention as a therapist is to work with each client creatively and effectively to promote healing, acceptance and change.
Therapy is a comprehensive process. It offers relief from stress and pain, a strengthened, hopeful sense of yourself and a new perspective. Basically, it helps you make sense of your life.
Psychotherapy helps you master emotional obstacles to your goals. With effective therapy, you can begin to move in a productive, satisfying direction.
It is complicated for a therapist to explain why and how therapy works, but research shows it does. Successful therapy has to do with the right combination of a relationship with a therapist you trust and the therapist\\\'s ability to match knowledge and skill to your needs.
My practice is designed to bring the breadth and depth of my academic training, clinical experience and intuition to bear on your situation. I was trained in a psychodynamic, intensive graduate program which taught the process of creating a finely tuned therapeutic relationship. I incorporate a variety of methods with this basic foundation.
I have been trained in short-term therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, couples therapy, family therapy and treatment of trauma. These approaches offer valuable skills for relaxation, mindfulness, stress management and regulating overwhelming emotion - and for changing destructive thinking.
I now offer expressive/therapeutic writing as a powerful tool for change.
I work with clients undergoing stress, marital and relationship issues, transition, adjustment, grief, chronic illnesses, trauma, depression, anxiety and bi-polar illness.
My practice welcomes individual adults, couples and students.