A primary goal of my work is to help others achieve greater fulfillment in different areas of their lives. Often this requires some measure of insight and understanding regarding our own actions, emotions, and behaviors.

Therapy works best as a collaborative process and my style is honest and straightforward. You and I will work together to come to understandings and resolutions that best suit you and your goals. I hope to provide not only a supportive and caring environment in which you can begin to understand yourself on a deeper level, but an environment in which to explore new ideas for change.

I think we all have times when we may feel stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, or just confused. Sometimes it can do a world of good to be able to work things out with a well-trained person who cares and who can provide objective insight and help with ideas for change that work for you.

I believe that the relationships in our lives, both past and present, are extremely important to our feelings of isolation or connectedness and our overall levels of happiness. I utilize the therapeutic relationship (i.e. the client-therapist relationship in the room) to examine your outside relationships and work with you to establish meaningful connections. I work to help you identify and change patterns — both emotional and behavioral — that might be stopping you from moving in the direction you want in your life or stopping you from feeling the way you’d like to feel.

I work with a variety of issues, but my areas of specialty are:

  • Relationship issues (partner, family, friends, co-workers)
  • New parenthood
  • Depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Major life transitions (e.g. changes in: career, living environment, relationships, etc.)

Therapeutic Orientation

I am an integrative therapist, meaning I pull from multiple theories for the best fit in addressing various issues with each client. I often work from an interpersonal theory framework, addressing the here-and-now interactions in therapy during our work together. I utilize object-relations theory, which helps in the understanding of how past experiences and attachments may contribute to current issues. I also use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (addressing distorted thoughts and behavior), gestalt therapy (experiential techniques), and solution-focused therapy (for more immediate, short-term change).

The fact that you are considering therapy is probably your best guide to knowing that now would be a good time start. Call me with any questions you might have that would help make your decision to come to therapy easier.