About My Clients
I work with individuals 24+. They are often feeling stuck, having trouble making important decisions, grieving a loss, experiencing creative blocks, learning about their repetitive patterns, having relationship difficulties, or experiencing work stress. What they have in common is that they have come to feel the need to work together in a non-social relationship to reflect on their experience in order to make change, feel less pain and more joy.
My Background and Approach
My counseling background includes experience working in psychiatric day treatment and community outpatient counseling settings. My non-counseling background includes roles in sales, operations, and management, as well as performing as a local musician in the Boston area. Like many therapists, I use a variety of approaches to helping. The Existential and Narrative approaches are often part of the mix. Both are non-pathologizing and are based on lived experience, rather than cookie-cutter theories that try to explain complex, nuanced human experience in overly simplistic ways. I have extensive post-graduate training in Existential approaches to therapy. I am a member of The New England Center for Existential Therapy (NECET). I have completed the core courses and and advanced training at The Institute for Existential-Psychoanalytic Therapy. I am a part of a thriving community of counseling professionals who continue to learn and grow in their profession.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that much of what we refer to as symptoms are normal reactions to difficult experiences and situations. It is often through relationships (family and otherwise) that much of what is painful has its origins. It is also through relationships that we can heal. Therapy is a unique non-social relationship in which to explore thinking, acting, and feeling differently as a start to creating the change you want in your life. It is also a place to clarify values, make meaning, and commit to living the life you want to lead.