What matters most in our relationships to ourselves and others often lies beneath the surface. There can be complicated or uncomfortable feelings. Conflicts that can feel difficult to resolve. Desires and shame. In other words, there are the things that can be hard to talk about.
I love being a psychotherapist not because it’s easy, but because it’s a practice that opens my mind and heart and sense of being. I’m a thoughtful, imaginative, creative person who’s interested in the dynamics of our interior lives.
I have particular expertise working with people suffering grief and loss. A grief may be specific, like the loss of a loved one, or, ambiguous, like losses that accompany growth and change. For twenty years, I've worked with people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. I also bring expertise in spirituality and diverse religious beliefs and practices.
I have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and I am a candidate in training as a psychoanalyst. An analytic approach can help address long-standing struggles in a way that brings about lasting effects: confidence and ease, awareness and understanding of one's mind, satisfaction in relationships, and fulfillment in work, life, and play.