My style is to be curious about you, collaborate with you, and have compassion around your pain and struggle.
I specialize in working with those who present with ongoing mood problems, whether it be depression, sadness, guilt, anger, low self esteem, or grief. Anxiety and worry can also be part of the picture. I also specialize in working with relationship problems of all types. Often difficulties in relationships and mood problems are intertwined.
My approach is psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic. From this perspective, I treat you as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms and problems to be fixed. I want you to have an experience in therapy that has depth and reaches the underlying causes of your problems. Often events and relationships in the earlier parts of our lives have affected us, sometimes in ways we don't understand. We will work together to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, memories, present events, whatever you are experiencing. Our relationship can be an space for growth and understanding. Change from this type of therapy tends to be lasting.
The benefits of therapy can be substantial. Some find relief soon after beginning, just from having someone listen. The longer term benefits can include: relief from self defeating patterns and behaviors, improved mood, greater emotional resilience and stonger relationships.