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All people are welcome in my office.

Pain in life is inevitable, but suffering doesn't have to be. People frequently suffer mental and physical symptoms, and or difficulties with relationships due to long-repeated patterns of thought and behavior that keep them stuck, detached, cutoff, or unhappy in their life. It's difficult to make change when we're stuck or paralyzed. 


Perhaps you've been suffering for some time, perhaps even since you were very young; but it's never too late to make changes in life.


It's my experience that with effort and focus, we're all capable of making meaningful changes at any stage in life.  My role is to collaboratively understand your difficulties, clearly identify what maintains your suffering, and encourage the experiencing of warded off emotional states.  Experiencing previously warded off emotional states, while making sense and meaning out of our lives is deeply healing.

My aim is to help you re-claim, or develop for the first time, the agency to make choices in your life, build or increase your capacity for relatedness and intimacy, and move on from damaging personal and relational patterns of behavior. 

Effective Therapy is collaborative; so together we will determine how focusing on your emotions and deepest wishes for change can help you better regulate debilitating symptoms of anxiety; lift out of depression, and live a life that's in tune with your own rythm.


Important things to know 

  • I only work 1-1 with adults 18 and over.

  • I do not provide court-ordered/mandated therapy.

  • I will not write any letters for patients until a thorough clinical assessment and consistent therapy relationship have been established.

  • I cannot know in advance what problems you want to address together in therapy, you will have to help me understand this.

I have extensive clinical experience helping diverse groups of people work through difficulties associated with:

  • Anxiety (physical tension, mental worry, difficulty being comfortable or happy in social situations, migraines, GI probs, racing or intrusive thoughts, etc).

  • Depression (self-critical, entrenched in doubt, lack of motivation, feeling "cut off" or down, lethargic, detached tearful, or hopeless).

  • Sexual Trauma (men and women), Physical and Emotional Trauma.

  • Life difficulties associated with Major mental illness.

  • Intimacy and Relationships (communicating, asserting needs, leaving or getting into a relationship, sexual difficulties, etc).

  • Grief and Loss

  • Sexual Identity

  • Substance Abuse (therapy will be minimally or not at all effective if you're not interested in changing/exploring your substance abuse, or if you're actively using substances.  I am not a certified specialist in Substance Abuse, but am fully capable of integrating into the therapy how substance use affects your life and what you want to do about it.

Video Taping: is an integral aspect of how I work and allows for the most precise review of what arises in therapy. Video taping allows for close and accurate review of the effectiveness of our sessions.  Videos are considered part of a clinical record, are protected by HIPAA and will require your consent.

If you do not wish to be video taped, I'm happy to provide a referral to a therapist who does not video tape.

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