About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the interaction of the personalities of the therapist and the client, and on the particular problems you bring forward. Effective psychotherapy calls for an active involvement on the part of therapist and client alike and, in this collaboration, positive changes in both participants can be expected to occur.

I believe any psychotherapy that is meaningful, practical, and beneficial depends on a reliable and trusting relationship between client and therapist. I sincerely hope that our alliance, and the work we do together, can lead to positive changes in your perception of yourself and others, and to the reduction or elimination of persistent, and sometimes debilitating, psychological symptoms.

Psychotherapy can lead to increased motivation and ability in addressing the challenges you face in your life. I expect that our work will establish and promote a full, conscious, realization of your individual capacities and potentials, and that it will provide you with insight that is essential to your continued development as an individual.

The exploration and analysis of dreams, active imaginations, and fantasy is essential to insight-oriented psychotherapy. Dream and fantasy material can provide conscious access to vital unconscious processes and can greatly enhance psychological development. I regard dream analysis as a vital component of psychotherapy and I encourage the inclusion and exploration of dream and creative material in our work.

Therapy often leads to better relationships, to solutions to specific problems, and to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, but there are no guarantees of what you will experience. Whether our work is of long- or short-term duration, I fully expect the experience to be a positive one for you.