Studies of physical health, emotional well-being, longevity, happiness, and even wisdom suggest that our ability to be aware of our own internal world and feel deeply connected to others is at the heart of both resilience and mental health.
- Dr. Dan Siegel, neuropsychiatrist
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my practice. I provide both individual and couple therapy and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Other areas of emphasis include dissociative disorders, childhood abuse/neglect, impact of dysfunctional family dynamics, interpersonal relationship difficulties, and self-esteem issues.
I was fortunate to be a part of graduate program that emphasized clinical experience early in training and, accordingly, have been practicing for more than 12 years. My therapy style reflects my theoretical orientation which draws heavily from psychodynamic, interpersonal and behavioral schools of thought. Solid research evidence supports the idea that interpersonal relationships greatly shape who we are, how we think, how we feel and how we interact with others. Research also shows that our connections to others predict our feelings of happiness and well-being.
My primary focus as a therapist is to help to create a safe emotional space for clients to explore their inner experiences and to identify patterns which may interfere with overall feelings of well-being and life satisfaction. Early in therapy, we will discuss your goals for therapy and will collaboratively develop a treatment plan to help you reach these goals. We will routinely revisit our plan together to assess its effectiveness with regard to meeting your goals and expectations. I invite you to offer feedback about the overall process at any time during the course of therapy.