Psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for change. I work to create a trusting and collaborative relationship in therapy from which we can together identify or clarify your difficulties and begin to envision and create new possibilities.
My approach pulls from my training in relational psychodynamic therapy and incorporates cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques. I work from the idea that our accumulated experiences and relationships affect how we navigate the world, including our current relationships, decisions, and reactions to life events. Life changes in particular can trigger unexpected feelings. I believe each of us can overcome these challenges, but it can be hard to find our way in isolation. I am an active participant in what I view as a collaborative process, working at your pace and focusing on the areas in your life where you are seeking relief or change. I don’t believe therapy works with the therapist telling you what to do or not do; I offer thoughts and insight when I believe they can be helpful, and my goal is to help you move through your life with more confidence and ease, feeling more connected to yourself and others..
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. My areas of specialty include:
- Loss and grief
- Relationship/Interpersonal difficulties
- Postpartum/prenatal depression
- Issues related to parent-child attachment
- Issues related to creating families through donation (sperm/egg/embryo, anonymous/known), surrogacy and adoption
- LGBTQ families
- Issues related to sexuality and gender identity
- Issues related to HIV status