About My Clients
You’ve had to overcome so much to get to where you are now. You’re keeping it together on the outside, always a go-getter at work, at home, in your relationships - everywhere. But on the inside, you’re worried that you’re falling apart or, worse, that you’re already broken. You’ve experienced hurts in the past that keep coming up in the present, and you're tired of them getting in your way. You're ready to get help to feel strong and enjoy the life you've worked hard for.
My Background and Approach
You'll find me compassionate, direct, and insightful. My clients often say, "good question!" in sessions. I use Psychodynamic therapy to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships and EMDR to help lessen the intensity of your emotions, leaving you ready to connect with others and enjoy life. I’ve been working as a mental health professional since 1995 because I love helping people! I love getting to connect with each of my clients one on one and helping them to feel better through therapy. My approach is to help you understand who you are by looking at what's happened in your relationships throughout your life that have shaped you into who you are now. Many of us have gone through painful events that we might not label as traumas but which have had a traumatic impact on us. For those, and more obvious traumas, I use EMDR to help you reprocess those events so that you don't feel like you're reliving them and they are not interfering in your life anymore.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I might not look like a minority, but I get the minority/immigrant experience. I once had an African American client say that she chose me because she knew that being Jewish gave me the understanding of "otherness" that she was looking for in a therapist. In our work together I believe that you drive the treatment. I don't come to session with an agenda, but rather let you take the lead, believing that you know best what you need to talk about. Therapy is a little like gardening. The therapist plants seeds and waters them, but the real work is done by the plant growing and pushing it's way out of the soil to flourish. That's how I look at the work we do together in therapy.