Therapy for Adults
My approach to therapy involves using respectful, empathic listening to create a safe place where you can bring difficult and painful feelings and life situations – a place where you don’t have to be alone with them. In therapy, you can try out new ways of being who you are and saying what’s in your heart, and when you’re ready, you can bring these into the rest of your life.
My primary theoretical orientation is psychodyamic and relational. Psychodynamic therapy involves exploring emotions and imagination; understanding how past experience affects present difficulties; identifying patterns of experience; and attention to relationships, including the therapeutic alliance. Research shows that psychodynamic therapy is highly effective. From the point of view of relational theory, we become who we are in the context of relationships, and so healing happens in relationship. As a relational therapist, I see meaningful connection as an important part of psychological health, and I value your subjective experience. Art therapy and sand tray work are also available to you as potential parts of our work.
Concerns that adults typically bring to their work with me include depression, anxiety, identity issues, grief and loss, women's issues, trauma, life transitions, concerns about parenting, and personal growth. I welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and ethnic backgrounds.