I am an integrative, client-focused therapist. My theoretical orientation is rooted in Psychodynamic theory, but in practice I use a wide variety of therapies to best serve my clients. I am well-informed by many sources and I use any and all information at my disposal to help clients on their journey of self-discovery. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I incorporate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach specifically tailored to each client’s needs. I use homework and bibliotherapy whenever possible to integrate and build upon themes discovered in session.
With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, or family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I enjoy working with clients to create achievable yet significant goals in their lives and then continuing to support them moving forward on their individual path of discovery and growth. In addition, I work to bring together families in an effort to build understanding, compassion, and communication.
I have a focus on working with those who are bereaved by suicide or overdose deaths as well as working with those who have been through the experience of infertility. I am especially interested in working with families who are at moments of transition – adolescents moving into adulthood, families dealing with restructuring after separation or divorce, families dealing with the loss of a primary family member – as I feel that while these can be the moments of greatest darkness and confusion, they are also the moments of greatest growth and possibility.
I believe every client’s story is worth listening to, and I enjoy getting to know my clients as they realize their own strengths and abilities in an effort to rise to the challenge of their lives. It is an honor to be present as people find their way back to themselves.