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 solve problems; find your vulnerability, strength and courage; and laugh when the mood is right.

I believe that we are not defined by our best or worst qualities, actions and experiences—that we strive to be and do better when we can, and that’s what counts. Understanding and learning from where we’ve come and what we’ve done, or what’s happened to us, is what therapy can offer.

I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all stripes, shapes, and sizes. My practice includes many couples as well as individuals.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Relationships (whether involving your family, partner, friend, or workplace)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Conflict resolution
  • Parenting
  • 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.