I believe that we strive to be and do better when we can, and that’s what counts. That we are not defined by even our worst qualities, actions and experiences. Therapy provides an opportunity for meaningful learning, uncovering and befriending emotion, cultivating tools to maneuver through the world, and feeling more at ease and at peace.
My therapy style is interactive and relational, and I draw from many different theories and approaches. I hope to bring an effective blend of knowledge, empathy, compassion, support, challenge and humor to our exploration and discussion.
I want my office to feel like a safe place, both comfortable and motivating. It should be an environment where you can talk about what’s important, difficult and troubling; share your thoughts and feelings openly; work to gain understanding of yourself and how you are affected by others; solve problems; find your resiliency, strength and courage; and laugh when the mood is right.
I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all stripes, shapes, and sizes. My practice includes many couples as well as individuals.
Concerns I care deeply about (areas of expertise) include:
- Relationships (whether involving your family, partner, friend, or workplace)
- Grief and loss
- Self-worth and vulnerability
- Enhancing effective communication
- Conflict resolution / considering different perspectives
- Eating challenges and body image
- Career issues
- Roadblocks to self-identified success
I also have extensive background in working with infertility (as it impacts both individuals and couples) and adoption (through the eyes and experiences of adopted persons, prospective adoptive parents, and adoptive and birth families). For more information on the latter, please visit the Adoption section of this site.