My Approach To Therapy

We all need help from time to time.  Life is often not what we thought it was going to be, not as easy as we imagined it and we can find ourselves in situations that feel emotionally overwhelming and confusing.  In a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative therapy relationship, I can help you sort through the myriad of things that seem to be standing in your way and making life difficult. 

I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This type of therapy is an active collaboration between you and me and is often more beneficial when conducted multiple times a week, but not required. In addition to offering relief from your troubling symptoms, therapy can provide a safe place to explore deeper, underlying issues that may be contributing to difficulties and unhappiness. This type of therapy is experiential. The self-understanding that can develop in this intimate, non-judgmental working relationship between the two of us, can lead to deep and long lasting changes in troubling relationship patterns or areas of life where one may be feeling stuck or unhappy. What is most important about this approach is that it is tailored to meet your unique situation and needs.

Psychotherapy may be one of the best gifts you give yourself. Making the time to better understand yourself, your history and things that are holding you back can lead to a fuller, more balanced life. The therapeutic relationship is a professional relationship that is unlike any other; it is all about helping you and it is private. Friends and loved ones can listen and offer advice, but a psychotherapist is trained to listen in a particular way and then intervene in ways that are unique to you, your life and the therapeutic relationship.