I strive to be open, honest, and responsive with my clients. My goal is to understand your world as you experience it; and then to help you to find your way out of, or to make peace with, whatever negative mindset or situation you are struggling with. I place a strong emphasis on helping you to take personal responsibility for understanding and improving your life circumstances: a good therapist helps to light the way on this path. My approach is integrative, in that I use as many tools as possible to help you to discover and build upon your unique strengths.
I work primarily with individuals experiencing a range of psychological concerns, including trouble adjusting to life circumstances, mood disturbances (such as anxiety or depression), and struggles with addictive behaviors. In addition, I work with couples experiencing relationship difficulties, such as faulty communication patterns or an inability to effectively resolve conflict.
I have extensive training, both academically and clinically. I have a PhD in Social Psychology, which has helped me to understand how cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal factors interact to produce human suffering. In addition, I am well versed in cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic theories and practices, and am particularly drawn to schools and techniques that emphasize the mind/body connection. With 15 years of experience as a yoga practitioner/teacher, I have seen the positive results that physical exercise, proper nutrition and meditation can play in creating a balanced lifestyle and improving psychological well-being.
Starting therapy can be difficult, but it can also be the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable, respected, and heard: a good “fit” between therapist and client is necessary for any meaningful progress to be made. If you think I might be a good “fit” for you, please give me a call. I am happy to offer a complimentary 15-minute phone session to help determine whether you and I both think that we might work well together.