I am a clinical developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who fosters growth and development through integrative therapy.
Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Men are a beleaguered group caught between traditional expectations and social changes that nullify the masculinity and the male role. My decades-long research and treatment experience have made me acutely aware of sex differences in physiology, biology, temperament, and gender differences in roles and expectations. Paradoxically as US culture has become more "functionally oriented" and the genders more masculinized, the male role have been increasingly marginalized.
As a developmental psychologist with experience in parenting, I know the challenges and pitfalls of the parenting enterprise that accompany single parenting, two-parent working families, and the aftermath of divorce. Through years of research and treatment of children and adolescent, I know the age developmental needs of infancy, toddlerhood, young childhood, tween years, adolescence, and young adulthood.
Anxiety often relates to hidden fears. As a psychoanalyst, I help to quickly bring to light unconscious concerns and their sources. I do brief psychoanalytic interventions to quickly lessen debilitating anxiety, so clients to move on to constructive aims and endeavors.
I consider all elements in a person's life. Depending upon the issue, I examine current and past physical, environmental, biological, social, and cultural influences likely to affect the client.
The history of experience deeply influence personal mental status, outlook, and character. Effective psychodynamic therapy, derived from psychoanalysis, lifts that veil. Pertinent to this claim, I served as Chair of the Short-term Psychoanalytic study group at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute. I experienced first-hand the power of short-term therapeutic interventions.