In my work as a psychotherapist, I meet each person where they are, allowing each individual to work at a pace and in a style with which they are most comfortable. This sometimes means I am a fairly quiet listener and sometimes it means I am very interactive, asking questions, responding, and educating. However, it is always your own interpersonal style that dictates and guides my relationship with you and how I will assist you. I offer counseling and Modern Psychoanalysis to all people regardless of race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
My therapeutic modality is psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychoanalysis is usually thought of as a more long-term treatment than psychodynamic psychotherapy. However, both approaches help bring into consciousness those parts of the self that are not deeply known, yet effect and even control, our daily lives in ways that are frequently repetitive, and sometimes destructive to our success, well-being and our mental and physical health. These unknown parts of our self can impact our thoughts, our emotions, our sense of self, our decisions, our schooling, our careers and work and our relationships with family, friends and coworkers. In our work, I help the individual bring these unknown parts of the self to consciousness in order to gain control over them.