Each person holds a complex and dynamic story. I hope to create a space of safety and openness so that we can explore its meaning together.
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Denver, CO
Supervised by Dana Charatan CO PSY #3695
If you are experiencing a profound loss, I am sorry. Grief is something we move through as well as keep with us. Our work in this area will focus on making sense of what often feels beyond comprehension. Slowly but surely, we will work to face this pain so that we may honor what is no longer while rediscovering how to exist in this new world. I use psychodynamic, internal family systems, and existential approaches to create space for this healing.
Our relationships to the food we consume and the bodies we inhabit are profoundly complex and rooted in meaning. I have developed a passion for deciphering this meaning, honoring how our learned patterns have helped us, and creating space for movement towards your version of health and recovery. Using psychodynamic, internal family systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches, our work aims to create long-lasting change from the inside out.
Relief from depression may seem impossible and exhausting, but stepping, at your own pace, into insight and self-understanding can transform a depressive experience into a source of wisdom and the seeds for healing. Using psychodynamic, internal family systems, and existentialist approaches, we will investigate what lies at the root of your pain and illuminate what it means to move forward.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is the primary therapeutic orientation I integrate into work with every client. Fundamentally, psychoanalytic therapy aims to create a supportive therapeutic environment so that clients can feel free to hear and share thoughts that might otherwise be difficult to access. Our job is to be curious and open to the insights they may share. I am currently a psychoanalytic fellow at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
Internal Family Systems thinks of each individual as the sum of their parts. These parts have developed over time, often out of necessity and survival. By connecting with these parts of self, behaviors and emotional experiences that once seemed impossible to understand can become knowable. I have trained in IFS and witnessed profound changes in my clients rooted in how this framework connects with how individuals already see their world.
DBT offers invaluable tools and skills training to help manage distress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships. For clients looking for immediate relief, these tools are often a powerful starting point that can get us to a place where it becomes possible to do deeper, more exploratory work. My training in this treatment and my history of leading DBT groups for teens and adults have provided a strong background for teaching these skills to others.
Psychodynamic therapy invites us to extend curiosity to the ways we show up in the world. Using psychoanalytic principles we explore the client's past and the ways it has profoundly shaped their current world, as well as pay close attention to the here-and-now. This allows us to experiment in showing up in new ways. By building trust and connection we aim to become more flexible reducing feelings of stuckness through insight and finding new ways of relating to others in a supportive environment.