About My Clients
Life experiences shape who we are and influence how we see the world and people around us. Certain experiences can get in the way of us fulfilling our deepest longings, hopes and dreams, and of being the authentic, confident and happy person we always wanted to be. I work with a culturally diverse population of individuals and couples who may be struggling with interpersonal conflict, anger, depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, unexplained somatic symptoms, trauma, grief or loss.
My Background and Approach
My primary modality is Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), an evidence-based psychotherapy approach which helps you fully feel your emotions so that you can heal from unresolved past traumatic or painful experiences and emotional wounds. For couples, I offer research and attachment based Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I have completed a 3-year Core training in ISTDP with Drs. Allan Abbass and Joel Town in Halifax, Canada. I also have completed the externship and 1-year Core training in EFT with Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen in San Francisco. We will work together as a team to slowly uncover the difficulties that keep you stuck. My approach is warm, empathic, collaborative, supportive and attachment based. I provide you with the safe and secure space in which you can explore and resolve your inner struggles so that you can become the authentic person you were always meant to be. That's why I am here!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I deeply believe that emotional wounds and traumatic experiences can be healed, and that every person can reach their true potential. We are all born with the intrinsic desire to be loved, accepted and respected for who we truly are, with all our strengths and weaknesses. This intrinsic desire provides us with the necessary strength and capacity to heal and grow from whatever life throws at us. We all have it!