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
Isolation and loneliness
Directionlessness, ambivalence, passivity
Irritability and anger
Low self-esteem and persistent self-criticism
Unstable or unsatisfying interpersonal relationships
A lack of meaningful relationships
Difficulties with weight, food and body image
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
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
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.
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
Unstable or unfulfilling relationships