INDIVIDUAL  THERAPY

We’ll talk about what brings you to therapy: what's causing you discomfort and difficulty, and what you want for yourself and for your life. My goal is for you to experience a greater sense of agency in managing your emotions and relationships, and in the way your life is unfolding. As we move through the process, you'll find greater freedom and flexibility as your self-awareness and confidence grow. Therapy will amplify your strengths and lead you to a way of thinking about yourself and your life that opens you to possibilities and frees you up to live with more determination and joy. It will come more naturally for you to make wise choices and take risks, to meet life's challenges with resilience, and to relate to others openly and authentically.

I provide long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term, solution-oriented treatment. 

Acute or ongoing depression

General or social anxiety

Mood instability

Isolation and loneliness

Substance abuse

Directionlessness, ambivalence, passivity

Irritability and anger

Low self-esteem and persistent self-criticism

Unstable or unsatisfying interpersonal relationships

A lack of meaningful relationships

Self-destructive behavior

Underachievement, procrastination

Difficulties with weight, food and body image

Family conflict

Bereavement

Overwhelming stress

For

 

COUPLES THERAPY

An intimate relationship is a deeply complex and dynamic organism; it can feel safe, comforting and precious one moment, then undermining, destructive or even intolerable the next.  We bring our most vulnerable selves to our primary relationships, so they can be sources of both great joy and great pain.

 

​Your relationship provides rich opportunities for learning about yourself and your partner; ideally, it provides a secure context for ongoing development and discovery.  Therapy will challenge you to take emotional risks together, and to be as present and profoundly honest as you can be with one another. You'll learn what your relationship is revealing about you, and use that understanding to deepen your connection, and to cultivate healthy growth both individually and together. Whether you're in crisis or slogging through chronic difficulty, about to get married or contemplating parting ways, my goal is to facilitate an experience of your relationship that leads to positive, lasting changes.

Communication difficulties and

escalating conflict

A sense of growing apart, and questions about the resilience of your relationship

Infidelity or other breaches of trust

Difficulty meeting the demands of inevitable life transitions

Conflicting views about having children or how to raise children

Difficulty with the transition into parenthood

Concerns about the impact of your relationship upon your children

Problems in your sexual relationship

Trouble adapting to and weathering unanticipated stressors like illness, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, loss

A desire to end your relationship

respectfully and lovingly

For

GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy provides a unique experience of

inclusion, support, and respectful, compassionate honesty that is invaluable. It is a powerful opportunity for closely examining one’s interpersonal experience and impact upon others; the emotional openness, intimacy and risk-taking facilitate broad-reaching and deep change.

We live our lives in all kinds of groups: family, community, workplace, etc; it is in these contexts that we become and reveal who we are, while often encountering repeated challenges and painful patterns which limit success and inhibit relationships.  In group therapy these patterns come to life in a protected setting in which everyone present is dedicated to understanding and changing them through insight, empathy, and safe and supported experimentation.

 

For

Persistent self-consciousness

Conflict-avoidance

People-pleasing and approval-seeking

Pervasive fear of rejection and disapproval

A sense of not fitting in, belonging or connecting

A pattern of pushing people away

A pattern of broken relationships or lost jobs

Difficulty expressing emotion openly and directly

A hunger for more deeply connected relationships

A lack of development in some important realm of life

Loneliness

Unstable or unfulfilling relationships

PAYMENT & INSURANCE

I do not contract with health insurance companies so I am not a 'participating' or 'preferred' provider and I cannot accept insurance for my services.  I am paid directly at the time of service and accept checks, cash, credit and HSA cards. Unless you have an HMO insurance plan, my services qualify for partial reimbursement through out-of-network benefits; this will offset your out-of-pocket expense.  My invoices contain all the necessary information for you to file claims for your reimbursement; I encourage you to refer to your plan documents or to contact Member Services for detailed information about your particular plan as they vary widely.

If it is a preference or necessity for you to work with a therapist who accepts your insurance, the most expedient way for you to find one is by searching the provider directory on the insurance company website.  It is possible to narrow searches on sites like Psychology Today and GoodTherapy to only therapists who accept your insurance, so that's also worth a try.  If your search for a good fit on your insurance plan bears no fruit, you might explore these resources for lower-fee services:

Meyer Treatment Center 

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis  

Washington Center for Psychoanalysis  

The Center Clinic 

The Women's Center