“As we begin to work together, I pay close attention to your dreams, associations, curiosities, difficulties, and hopes for the future.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Before I became familiar with the field of psychology, I first explored the human experience through contact with the arts and by reading books on existentialism and spirituality. Since I was a young child, I have been deeply curious about matters related to identity, meaning-making, and creativity. These curiosities, rooted in the creative and the existential, continue to imbue the work I do as a clinician.
What should someone know about working with you?
When we begin to work together, I will first gather a rich and extensive history to learn more about the landscape of your life. I believe that our past shapes our present and our future. As we begin to work together, I pay close attention to your dreams, associations, curiosities, difficulties, and hopes for the future. It is my hope to cultivate a contained and private space for you to fully speak about what is most on your mind. As a clinician, I believe that psychological suffering and symptoms are meaningful in nature and that psychotherapy offers a unique experience to honor, and know more fully, the hidden or cast-off parts of ourselves. Together, I can assist you in increasing insight into your symptoms and areas of suffering, help you grow and learn from the messages they hold, and help you feel less encumbered by them. To understand oneself is a deeply liberating process.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a curious person by nature and I enjoy learning and developing my work as a clinical psychologist. Most recently, I have completed courses on phenomenology and intersubjectivity as well as on pregnancy loss. I often attend seminars and lectures at various psychoanalytic institutes. In addition to taking courses and attending seminars, I also teach undergraduate psychology courses and conduct my own writing and research. When possible, I present my research at international and national conferences.
“It is my hope to cultivate a contained and private space for you to fully speak about what is most on your mind.”