About My Clients
I specialize in working with highly creative adults, adolescents, and couples. Although I work with many professional actors, musicians, writers, comedians, scholars, inventors, therapists, and illustrators, I also recognize that living a creative life is not defined solely by one’s choice of career. Instead, it refers to a spark of vitality that is the source of inspiration and growth. We all have the capacity to live a more creative, productive, and joyful life.
My Background and Approach
I have a B.A. in Human Behavior, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy, and I am completing work on a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology & Integrative Therapy (Pacifica Graduate Institute 2017-2020). How I Work: I believe in a relational and collaborative approach to therapy. My style is interactive, conversational, and characterized by warmth, patience, humor, and compassion. My orientation is psychodynamic, which helps connect past and present themes from your life that may have (so far) been hard to understand, as well as promoting insight into your conscious and unconscious motivations for thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs. My practice is integrative, which means I combine specific methodologies for a whole-person treatment approach. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer Dreamwork, Somatic Experiencing/ TRM, EMDR (Trauma Processing Methodology), Resourcing and Skill-Building for Anxiety and/or Depression, & Mindfulness.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe people have an innate drive toward the fulfillment of their greatest potential. Still, sometimes the things we've left unresolved in the past or present make reaching our goals very difficult. The symptoms we experience are the body's way of letting us know something important needs our attention. Given a gentle and nurturing therapeutic environment, the parts of our lives that involve emotional pain or physical discomfort often provide the most fertile opportunities for growth and healing. Although it can seem counterintuitive that our suffering points the way to healing, it can also be greatly comforting that it serves a purpose. I view therapy as a collaborative process, which offers a chance to cultivate sources of resiliency, learn effective skills to soothe anxiety, build confidence, and access deep inner wellsprings of meaning and purpose. It is an investment in yourself and an opportunity to define your own personal vision of success.