“In my work, I help people identify and explore the ways they experience themselves and their patterns of relating to others.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Early on, I developed a keen curiosity about people, motivations, behavior, and relationships. Psychology offered me an opportunity to express my empathic presence, my interest in psychological theory, and my desire to help others. I pursued my doctorate in clinical psychology and received postdoctoral training in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches. I also pursued training and experience in short-term, problem-focused therapy and techniques. Prior to my private practice, I worked in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings, including a college counseling center.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience. I enjoy working with people of various ages and from all walks of life. I have worked with people on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting, and relationship problems. In my work, I help people identify and explore the ways they experience themselves and their patterns of relating to others. We explore coping styles as well as obstacles getting in the way. In a supportive and empathic environment, this self-awareness and discovery can lead to profound and enduring change.
What are your current interests?
Sometimes, these dynamics can interfere with growth and development. I am interested in helping people illuminate these patterns, overcome obstacles with insight and strategies, and achieve their potential. My other interests include the changing definitions and constellations of family-given societal shifts and reproductive technology.
“In a supportive and empathic environment, this self-awareness and discovery can lead to profound and enduring change.”