Are you feeling stuck in a relationship or career transition and don't know how to proceed next? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression as a result? Would you like a collaborative, active therapist to help you make links between past and present, intentions and actions, helping you move forward?
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the psychodynamic and relational-interpersonal treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I offer a flexible, integrative treatment approach, tailored to each client's individual needs. Having published research on the uniqueness of each client-therapist dyad, I tend to be active, using moment-to-moment process in therapy to help you understand patterns and create change in your primary relationships.
My areas of interest and expertise include relational and occupational transitions in young adulthood, anxiety, depression, trauma, parent-child relational problems, social and developmental delays, including autism-spectrum disorders across the lifespan, play therapy, and family therapy. I would welcome the chance to help you make progress.
What IS PSychodynamic Therapy?
- An emphasis on the centrality of both internal and interpersonal conflicts as the source of distress or stuck-ness
A belief in the importance of early childhood experiences and internalized representations of caregivers & siblings
A conviction that life issues and dynamics will re-emerge in the context of the client-therapist relationship
Use of free association as a major method for exploration of internal conflicts
Emphasis on interpretation and insight-building as critically important for success in therapy