believe we all have a natural ability to make positive changes
in the ways that we think and act and to grow in directions that
lead us away from painful struggles with ourselves and others
... toward peace. Being my clients partner in discovery
as they awaken that ability and make that journey is tremendously
satisfying to me. Knowing that it takes courage to look honestly
at ones own feelings and fears, I provide a warm, supportive,
nonjudgmental space that allows clients to feel safe enough to
person is unique and so are their strengths, challenges and goals,
so I collaborate with each client to understand what they want
and need, as well as what they dont. Together, we develop
personalized treatment objectives. Extensive training in both
psychodynamic therapy (which focuses largely on gaining insight/understanding)
and more directive approaches (which focus on behavior and the
present moment) allows me the range and flexibility to choose
treatment techniques that complement my clients strengths.
those who want to work in a focused way on specific behaviors,
such as binge eating or purging, dysfunctional anger, repetitive
self-injury, or other problem behaviors, I offer individual
and group treatment based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
In DBT, problem behaviors are viewed as peoples best attempt
at reducing the intensity of overwhelming feelings. DBT draws
on Eastern mindfulness practices and provides concrete, practical
skills for managing difficult emotions in more effective ways.
psychotherapy is never easy to do. If you have questions about
me, my approach to therapy, or concerns about whether therapy
may be helpful to you, I encourage you to call or email me.