About My Clients
People come to therapy for many reasons. You may be coming because as a child you learned lessons about how to survive that no longer serve you in your current life. You might be wanting a more loving and fulfilling relationship with your partner or children. You may have something very specific from the past or in the future that worries you. I believe you have the ability to make meaningful positive changes in your life and I am passionate about assisting you in that journey.
My Background and Approach
Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and FLASH are evidence-based modalities which effectively address past negative events and their impacts on individual's perception of themselves and the world around them. I combine this with attachment and parts work to increase individuals' and couples' ability to work through the impact of trauma and attachment wounds. Clients experience deep healing that leaves them free to be a new way in their lives and relationships. I also offer brief, intensively focused therapy to assist clients with specific issues, such as upcoming surgeries, imposter syndrome, and performance anxiety. A specialty and passion of mine is brief therapy for helping professionals experiencing burnout, imposter syndrome, countertransference, and vicarious trauma. I also draw on my years of experience as a social worker and behaviorist to assist couples and families to make practical adjustments and play towards their strengths.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
One of my favorite things I get to do each year is volunteer as a mental health counselor for Camp Laurel, a sleepaway camp for children and families impacted by HIV. Through these camps, I have had the privilege of working closely with many LGBT folks and I am affirming. I am not affiliated with the Landmark Forum, but the distinctions that I have learned through my participation has made a meaningful difference in my life and allowed me to be clear in my stand for my clients. Most of all, I believe that by combining empathy with a focus on results, I can assist my clients on a journey to greater control over behaviors, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. I pride myself in, as Irvin Yalom says, “Creating a new therapy for each client” I also have a girlfriend, a van and a 70 pound labradoodle who thinks he is a lapdog. We enjoy traveling to out of the way parts of the country and having new adventures.