If you are dissatisfied with your life you have probably tried to find solutions on your own before contacting a therapist. Or maybe you have tried therapy and it only helped you temporarily or partially but never got to the heart of your problem. Many people come to me who have been in therapy before, sometimes more than once, because the root causes of their distress have never been addressed.
I have found that no matter what someone is coming in for it almost always involves difficulties in their relationships which manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, or other issues. As a psychologist, I not only consider the symptoms that are bringing an individual into therapy, I also consider the entire individual’s personality, relational patterns, and life experiences, so I can effectively address their emotional distress.
I am trained in and utilize a number of treatment techniques, depending upon each person’s needs and goals. With more solution focused therapies, like cognitive behavioral therapy, we concentrate on eliminating acute symptoms in order to relieve immediate suffering. With insight-oriented therapy, I help you understand the reasons behind your thoughts, feelings and negative behavior patterns.
My approach is based on the belief that no two individuals are exactly alike. By integrating a number of psychotherapeutic techniques, I provide an individualized approach to each person. My objective is to work with you as a whole person, not as a list of problems.
In my practice I work with college students, adults and couples on a wide range of issues, as well as offering clinical consultation for mental-health professionals.
I have been privileged to work with a diverse number of cultural, ethnic and religiously affiliated individuals and couples from all over the world.
Areas of Specialization
Over the years I have worked with adults and couples struggling with all sorts of issues and feelings. These have included, but are not limited to, the following:
- Anger, Guilt or Shame
- Anxiety: panic, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Couples/Marriage Counseling
- Creative Blocks
- Eating disorders/body image issues
- Gay and lesbian issues
- Infertility issues
- Life transitions, Aging
- Parenting & Step-Parenting issues
- Relationship/Interpersonal difficulties
- Self‑esteem and Identity issues
- Sex issues
- Trauma related issues
- Work stress and Career issues