About My Clients
People that come to see me have a variety of concerns. Maybe you have just recently experienced something profound. Maybe you have a long history of intermittent, disturbing or less than pleasant experiences, to say the least. Nevertheless, you are doing the best you can to cope. My clients are seeking long-lasting benefits and a new way to be; both with themselves and with others.
My Background and Approach
First, as a clinical social worker, I view your world within a system. This system includes you in the center of your world interacting with family, friends, work, culture, societal structure and throughout time. Second, as a psychoanalytically trained practitioner, we will work toward depth in feeling, thinking and ultimately for an understanding so that you can gain traction in a place you may be stuck. Research has shown that this form of depth therapy can bring lasting results, not just a quick fix that leaves you once it dissipates from your mind. Third, I may utilize skills-based modalities if they prove useful to you. Therapy is not a one size fits all. We will work together to find what helps and what doesn't.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am passionate about psychotherapy and work from the stance of a collaborative partnership where you can gain self-compassion, understanding and growth. I value community, equity and providing services to people that are oppressed as well as to people that have had more opportunity. What I can tell you for sure is that after 10 years now working with persons that have mental health issues and/or co-occurring disabilities, is that everybody has challenges and struggles. Maybe you think it's "just anxiety" or "it'll get better in time." But I am here to tell you, all concerns are equally valid. Pain doesn't discriminate. I offer you integrity, privacy, and confidence in a relationship in which we are on a mission together and the focus is you. Where you were, where you are and where you want to be.