I believe that therapy is a place of growth where human connection with your therapist, empathy and unconditional acceptance are balanced with a challenge. Both are necessary to gain a new perspective, overcome internal barriers, and experience new, healthier, and more fulfilling ways of being. The years of experience and advanced post-graduate training I received make me believe in individuals' potential to grow and heal.
My approach to treatment is relational psychodynamic. In addition to insight-oriented work targeted at exploring conflicting feelings, wishes, and other sources of feeling “stuck”, I integrate principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help patients who struggle with impulsivity, emotion regulation, and dealing with various relationship and life stressors. For appropriate patients interested in developing deeper insight I also offer psychoanalysis.
I view our work as an interesting, energizing process that helps you to better understand yourself and others, to have healthy relationships, to enhance your ability to cope with stress and ultimately to become a happier person. Our work would recognize the uniqueness of your circumstances, and of your personality.
I can help with :
- Emotional dysregulation
- Substance abuse
- Life dissatisfaction
- Adjustment to life stage transitions
- Distress caused by infertility
- Pregnancy and post-partum adjustment
- Pre- and post- divorce adjustment