I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 19 years of independent and clinical experience. I work with individuals who seek my help with the difficulties they face in the progress of their lives.
First and foremost, I believe that the essential aspect of any therapeutic encounter is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I have a deep commitment to maintaining an open, trusting, and mutual relationship with anyone who seeks my help. I will do everything I am able to assure this remains true, from introduction to conclusion.
My clinical style is conversational and egalitarian. My practice
perspective is grounded in Analytical Psychology, the theories and practices
developed by Carl G. Jung (1875-1961), a Swiss psychiatrist and
psychoanalyst. It is also informed by my training and experience in Object
Relations theory, Ego Psychology, and Self Psychology, which are associated
psychoanalytic perspectives and can compliment a Jungian approach.
I have had extensive training and experience in treating unwanted emotional responses (chronic depression, fear and anxiety, anger and aggression, compulsions, emotion dysregulation, intolerance of distress) and the intrapsychic conflicts from which they arise. I can help you address associated relational problems as well as impediments to personal development. I am also able to help you address, and resolve, frequently painful internal psychological experience that may aversely affect your ability to express and receive love and affection, to work to your desired capacity, and to achieve a sense of personal mastery in your interests.
My background and on-going interest in the fine arts also shapes my practice perspective. It is the foundation on which my exploratory approach to psychological intervention rests.
I maintain an open practice. I welcome everyone without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.