Welcome to my website. As a psychotherapist, I support and challenge clients to reach beyond limited patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating so that new enlivening experiences can occur. I hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology as well as licenses in psychotherapy & addictions counseling. I am also a certified group psychotherapist.
I believe our feelings communicate something vital about our capacity for aliveness. Core emotions that haunt us - fear, anger, sadness, loneliness - can be openings to a greater sense of meaning when explored and understood in a therapeutic relationship. I will work collaboratively with you to face what is daunting while reinforcing what is strong so that you can claim a life that is rich with fulfillment, purpose, and connection.
In addition to individual therapy, I have over fifteen years of experience leading process groups with people of diverse backgrounds and histories. Since the quality of our relationships determine our overall life satisfaction, group therapy is unparalleled in its ability to help us more meaningfully connect with others. In a process group, members learn to express a progressively wider range of thoughts and feelings. In so doing, members learn to form and maintain emotionally rich connections. Given this, many clients I see individually also participate in a process group when the timing is right for them. During a consultation, I would be happy to explore if this option could help meet your current therapeutic needs.
The therapeutic approach I use is trauma-informed and grounded in years of clinical experience. I hold advanced trainings in a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Modern Psychoanalysis, Attachment-Informed Therapy, , Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. This range will allow us to discuss your personal needs and determine a direction that is both comprehensive and effective.