Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
How does therapy work? My philosophy
I believe my role as a therapist is to facilitate safety, creativity and a collaborative give-and-take. This enables you, the patient, to look at past and present difficulties within the context of a new and potentially transformative relationship. I work to create an environment where you can get to know and tolerate knowing many parts of yourself. I approach this task with sensitivity, curiosity, humor and warmth.
I am a psychoanalytically trained therapist who is actively involved in the treatment relationship and process. My approach is energetic, compassionate and practical. I strive do what works for each individual patient, so I pay attention to the unique wishes and desires that every patient brings to the treatment room.
I see myself as a life long learner, gaining wisdom from every patient I see at every session, and from the psychoanalytic, neuropsychological, attachment and somatic research that is ever-evolving. I attempt to draw from all of these areas of knowledge to provide the best possible treatment plan for each individual.
As I have grown in the field, I see myself as less an expert and more a guide with hypotheses and a creative spirit that informs my work with you. I encourage my patients to honestly tell me how I'm doing. I imagine therapy as a form of art--one that begins with ideas but is ultimately open to continuous reworking and revision. I try to avoid attachment to any preconceived notions of my patients, as I am frequently surprised.