I provide individual therapy for adults and adolescents. As a generalist practitioner, I treat a wide range of psychological disorders and presenting concerns. I welcome clients of all sexual orientations, gender identities, faiths, nationalities, and ethnic backgrounds.
My approach to individual therapy is to listen, help you express all your thoughts and feelings, support you in tolerating those feelings that are particularly distressing, and promote insight into the problems for which you’re seeking therapy. At times, I may also call attention to the therapeutic relationship as a way of better understanding how you respond to and relate with others. The goal is to help you feel better at work, love, and play, and to face life’s ups and downs with resilience and freedom.
I provide counseling to couples at any stage of their relationship who would like to improve communication, address an issue, or live more authentically with one another. The goal of couples counseling is not necessarily to keep you in a relationship. Rather, we can work to:
- strengthen communication
- better understand yourself and your partner
- gain insight into maladaptive relationship patterns and barriers to intimacy
- find more effective ways to meet each partner’s needs
- address concerns with physical intimacy and sex
- process emotional or physical infidelity
- identify strengths in the relationship
- make decisions about the future (e.g., relationship status, shared goals)
To accomplish these tasks, it is crucial to establish a safe, nonjudgmental space in which we can take a look at your relationship and your experiences with openness and curiosity. If you are interested in trying couples therapy, I encourage you to call me for an initial consultation.
As of 2019-2020, I am undergoing advanced training in couples therapy through the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
All therapy sessions are 50 minutes long, by appointment, Monday through Friday.