My work is culturally-sensitive and supportive. I am most interested in meeting you where you are, whether that is assisting you to find practical solutions to current life problems, exploring deeply-held pain based upon trauma, or supporting you to release entrenched behavioral or cognitive patterns that may no longer serve you. I incorporate a variety of methods and tools based upon my client’s needs. My approach is strengths-based and embedded in the belief that therapy is a collaborative relationship. My primary orientation is depth psychotherapy, and I also utilize attachment theory and family systems models.
I work with individuals with a variety of concerns. It is my strong belief that the time spent in therapy is explicitly yours and sessions are meant for you to express yourself however you need. I believe clients have within them what they need for growth and change. Symptoms do not have to be pathologized but rather can be an indicator of unresolved pain or needs that are unexpressed. Together, we can explore what is coming up for you in order to gain insight and collaborate on strategies for change. Some of the issues I can address are:
- Complex Trauma/PTSD
- Anxiety and depression
- Intimacy and Relationship Issues
- Finding meaning, joy and vitality in life and work
- Existential and Spiritual concerns
- Cultivating creativity and managing work/life balance
- Highly Sensitive Persons
I help partners to explore each other’s unique experiences, thoughts and emotions within the relationship. By looking at each of your communication styles, your personal histories and understanding how you attach to your partner, we can have a better sense as to how the relationship has developed and evolved. This can allow partners to become aware of behavioral patterns that may no longer serve the relationship. Through this process opportunities can be found to realize common ground and to explore pathways for moving forward.
I have a particular interest in supporting parents of children with developmental differences face particular challenges. Especially during the turbulent early years of a child’s life, which can be overtaken by medical appointments and school-based assessments, a parent’s need to be supported can often be overlooked.
Often the experience of learning your child has a disability can cause intense feelings of fear, loss, grief and isolation. It can be painful to raise a child within a culture with differing expectations. Managing an uncertain future for your child and your family can feel overwhelming if you have to simultaneously navigate school systems and intervention programs. At times there may be friction between parents related to acknowledging the child’s issues or in making decisions about treatment and services.
An essential step in learning to cope can be to safely express whatever you feel. Whether this is frustration, anger, or hope or simply marveling in your child’s accomplishments, I can provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental space for both individuals and couples to be heard. Together we can explore how to manage the realities that comes with this unique experience. Learn more about my extensive background in providing parent support.
Please contact me to discuss my current fees. I offer affordable sliding scale rates for a limited number of slots.
I am considered an out-of-network provider. This means I can provide you with a “superbill” of the fees that you have paid, which you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. It is important to check directly with your insurance plan to understand whether mental health services are covered and, if so, to what extent. Please note, using your insurance requires a diagnosis that will become part of your health record.