I am a dynamic, interactive, and empathic therapist who views each problem in our lives as an opportunity for healing and growth.
Psychotherapist in Bethesda, MD
I help patients form, develop and improve relationships with partners, friends, family and colleagues in individual, couples and group therapy.
My master's thesis focused on bisexuality and social stigma, and my doctoral dissertation was the first study of gay affirmative psychotherapy. I also have substantial experience helping lesbian and trans clients and clients who identify as queer.
I am a member of the Anti-Racism Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Association and I work with the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
I completed training in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of New York in 2001. My training was eclectic and I have a contemporary relational approach.
I completed a four-year full-time training in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of New York in 2001, including Freudian, ego psychology, object relations, interpersonal, self psychology, modern, intersubjective and relational (my ultimate focus) approaches.
My psychoanalytic training, peer consultation, continuing education and professional reading inform my ability to relate patients' current problems to unresolved conflicts.
I believe that it is the relationship between client and therapist that is the most important curative factor in therapy.