I provide individual, couples and family counseling. My treatment specialties and areas of ongoing study include:
Therapy For Depression And Anxiety
Enhancing Self-Esteem and Confidence
Relationship & Interpersonal Challenges
Recovery From Childhood Trauma
Work And Career Issues
Parenting Skills And Support
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
Meaning of Life Issues
Second Half of Life and Retirement Counseling
My approach includes work on many levels: emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. I believe that all of these aspects contribute to our happiness and well-being.
I also draw from a number of time-tested psychotherapeutic modalities. My personal growth and professional studies are centerpieces of my life and practice, and I am continually updating my knowledge and experience in the field.
Currently, my work with clients is informed by the following theories and therapies, any number of which may come into play during a session:
Attachment Theory :: exploring the nature of one’s relationship with early caregivers and how it shows up in our current ways of relating to others.
Psychodynamic Therapy :: providing insight into inner emotional conflicts that unconsciously power our self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
Mindfulness :: Mindfulness has been defined as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” The practice of mindfulness offers us a powerful antidote to the “trance” of habitual thoughts and feelings.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training :: DBT skills are an effective set of tools designed to help us develop mindfulness, emotional wisdom and improved interpersonal skills. I teach these in group settings as well as to individual clients.
Emotion-Focused and Somatic Therapies :: our bodies and minds are profoundly intertwined. It makes sense, therefore, to access and interpret the messages our body has to share through its gestures, emotions and symptoms.
Journal-Writing and Creative Expressive Arts :: Writing and art providerich avenues into the deeper aspects of our psyche, and help us to contact thoughts and feelings we otherwise would not be aware of.
I take an engaged and collaborative approach with clients that honors the unique experience of each person. Listening deeply, reflecting, exploring and sometimes challenging, I work with the intention of drawing forth your own healing wisdom and self-awareness. Therapy may also involve sharing resources and tools to experiment with between sessions as desired.