Seeking therapy is a big step that provokes pressing emotional questions: “How can therapy help me? Am I ready to spill my guts to a stranger? What are video sessions like, now that I cannot meet face-to-face?” There are logistical challenges: “What will this cost? How can I make the time?” Now, in these days of COVID-19 and social upheaval, you likely need support more than ever as you deal with the unprecedented level of stress we are all facing. In my work, I help clients confront the challenges in their lives, including depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and relationship difficulties. As a longtime hospital social worker, I have firsthand knowledge of the stressors that medical professionals face, and a great deal of experience working with individuals and families coping with illness and the deaths of loved ones. In addition, I have extensive training in couples and family therapy. I welcome individuals, couples, and families to my therapy practice.
A strong therapist-client relationship is the most important ingredient of effective therapy. While my style is warm and inviting, I will also challenge you when you need a nudge to break out of a dissatisfying behavioral pattern or a destructive relationship.
I strive to be aware of how race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities show up in your day-to-day experiences. In therapy, this translates into conversations about how we all move through the world and what meanings we make out of our experiences—the joyous ones, as well as the hard ones.