Practice and Approach:
The treatment plan:
My wide range of experience and professional expertise enable me to get to the bottom of problems, offer solutions and help you affect change quickly. While most people enjoy building and cherishing long-term therapeutic relationships with me, sometimes people get what they need in one or a few sessions. I often hear that my insights and our work are "life-changing" and "transformative," even for people who have been in therapy before.
First, we will meet for an Initial Evaluation. I will help you address your concerns and struggles and hear what you hope to achieve. I will answer your questions, help you define your obstacles, and offer insights and potential strategies. We will work together to form goals and design a treatment plan that most effectively and efficiently helps you achieve them.
How we work together:
Through the confidentiality, compassion, authenticity, and safety in our therapeutic relationship, I help you address and work through your conflicts, fears, pain, demons, and secrets. I care about your well-being and am committed to helping you learn to manage your feelings, heal old wounds and trauma, and overcome shame, guilt, loneliness, addiction, and unwanted behaviors.
Our relationship can help you build the trust, insight, skills, and confidence you need to improve your functioning, deepen connections with others, and resolve your issues. Together, we will work to help you harness your strengths, build resilience and a more positive outlook, and become the person you wish to be.
A clinical psychologist with a passion for medicine and neuroscience, I have a scientific orientation: I consider the biological, psychological, and familial, social/cultural and developmental factors that contribute to the way in which each unique individual sees and experiences the world. I believe people do their best to adapt to their circumstances and view their behaviors as attempts to meet their biological needs, including love and connection. This allows me to approach each patient that I take into my care without judgment, and to provide compassionate, comprehensive psychological assessment and treatment.
In dealing with depression, anxiety and other painful symptoms of mental illness, together we address the medical and psychological factors underlying your condition. I integrate a range of techniques and encourage mindfulness, compassion and spiritual practices to help reduce symptoms and improve mind/body health (see services page). I strive to help you to heal and create change and build new neural pathways that allow and maintain your growth.
How therapy works:
We all have conflicts, challenging situations, beliefs, and vulnerabilities that trigger strong emotional reactions. These issues can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship and work problems, loneliness, addiction, and self-destructive behavior. In psychotherapy, my goal is to help you to untangle these factors, resolve your struggles, and learn healthier strategies and techniques with which to cope, overcome suffering and reach your goals. As your resilience and confidence improve through our work, you can develop healthier relationships, increase balance and success at work and home, and ultimately create a lifestyle that promotes and sustains your mind/body health and emotional wellbeing.
I uphold a very high ethical and professional standard and strive to provide you with the best care. I elicit your honest feedback and collaborate with you to provide optimal treatment. With all humility, I am here to help you and am committed to doing so.
If you are ready