I'm an insight-oriented psychotherapist with a background in fine art. I help clients transform their challenges into their greatest assets.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mill Valley, CA
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an approach rooted in the tradition of analysis established by Freud and Jung in which the therapist takes a more active role in the therapeutic process, not simply listening but more fully contributing and engaging in the relationship dynamic between therapist and client.
Psychoanalytic therapy helps clients to bring to light those aspects of themselves that are hidden, repressed or latent, to explore the seen and the unseen as well as the spoken and the unspoken, in order to know themselves more fully.
In my work, I regularly experience change occuring in my clients in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship that helps individuals learn to shift perspective, rebuild their self-esteem and confront their challenges within a reparative environment founded on unconditional positive regard.
Working with anxiety as it shows up in your daily life involves exploring your fears, conditioning, limiting beliefs and any underlying traumatic events that are shaping your world view. Therapy can help you explore the existential causes of overwhelm, fear and panic to help you develop deep insight for long lasting change as well as tools for coping with the immediate present.
Depression is characterized by low motivation, lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities, poor self esteem, pervasive hopelessness and feelings of loss and grief. Holding a compassionate space for inquiry, I will help you understand where your depression originates, process repressed emotions, create coping skills, rebuild your sense of self, and learn where to make change in order to restore balance to your life.
My clients are highly sensitive people who are deeply affected by the world and whose sensitivities are both their greatest asset and most daunting challenge. In our work together, I will utilize an eclectic array of interventions including guided imagery, mindfulness-based somatic techniques and cognitive or dialectical behavioral therapy, as they are appropriate.