Psychotherapy for emerging adults, students, and creative types.
How can I help you?
Identifying What You Want From Life
Growing Rewarding Relationships
Enjoying Love & Intimacy
Living the LGBTQI2S Experience
Navigating Cross-Cultural Adjustment
Mastering Student Life
Activating Your Social Life
Making Parents & Family Work
Making the Best of Make-Overs & Transitions
Dealing Effectively with Emotions & Mood
Re-parenting your self
Processing Loss & Grieving
Overcoming Anxiety, Fear & Panic
Coaching Your Recovery from Addiction
Managing Mental Illness
How do I go about helping you?
I use my expertise to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic relationship based on kindness, compassion and unconditional regard. Research amply shows that this is the most helpful element of "talk therapy" no matter what modality the therapist uses.
My approach is nothing like those movies where the therapist is silent and writes on a pad. Once in session, you will find that my style is collaborative, authentic and direct.
While I can come across as intense and focused, most people feel at ease with me. My patients tell me I am unusually engaged and caring. I am passionate about figuring out how to empower you to change what is not working.
I use mindfulness to engage in open listening. I practice being fully present and give you feed-back drawn from the responses that arise to what you bring to the session.
My ability to use divergent thinking comes in handy to imagine how you experience the world. I am good at noticing patterns and making connections that help me "get" what is happening internally with you. I don't believe in judging others.
I have worked with enough people to know that much suffering comes from feeling stuck and stagnant. Nobody sets out in their early years planning to keep using the same actions and the same responses ineffectively. Therapy is a great way to expand your toolbox and to see your situation with compassion. Usually, you will do better and feel better once you become aware of more options.
My intention is to make every session worthwhile. I do a brief check-in at the end of each session to maximize our collaboration.