Therapy alleviates painful symptoms through self-knowledge and acceptance: getting to know yourself better in all your complexity; and developing the feeling that you can live comfortably with yourself, with others, and in the world. In order to get there, you have to feel free to explore your thoughts, your feelings, and the circumstances of your life in an unfettered way-- even things you’d rather hide from. When you have to face uncomfortable things, it helps to know there’s someone in it with you. Together, we'll create a space that's safe enough for you to be open, and challenging enough for you to break through.
Areas of special interest to me include: depression, anxiety, problems related to sexuality, relationship issues, trauma, women’s health issues, couples work, and individual work with adolescents and adults.
Areas in which I’ve received specialized training include: differential diagnosis; attachment theory and research; contemporary psychoanalytic theory; CBT and DBT protocols; and attitude research and theory, particularly attitudes about sexuality and sexual identity.