Who I Work With 

People come to therapy for many different reasons and by many different paths, but are often fundamentally looking for the same thing - to lead a happier, more fulfilled life.  Psychotherapy can help facilitate this by helping you develop stronger relationships with yourself, your partner, your children, extended family, friends, and co-workers.  I am available to work in a variety of modalities, and with people of a wide variety of ages, races, gender identifications, and sexual orientations.

Individual Adults: 
Psychotherapy is a unique and effective process that can allow us to experience ourselves and our lives from a new perspective, understand ourselves better, and improve qualities about ourselves, our relationships, and our lives that we wish to change. The therapeutic relationship is unlike any other relationship in your life -  friends or loved ones usually have their own ideas about you and what you should do that you may disagree with, and often there needs to be a balance of give and take.  The psychotherapy process creates a space just for you.

Couples often find themselves stuck in patterns that do not make either partner feel good but seem impossible to change.  Couples therapy can create space that helps both you and your partner to  express difficult feelings, and to hear each other in a fresh way that can enable you both to deepen your connection and the understanding of each other that is needed for a mutually satisfying relationship.  Through couples therapy you will be able to explore how your individual thoughts, feelings, backgrounds, beliefs and behaviors are impacting each other and your relationship.  I enjoy and am experienced in working with many different types of couples, including lesbian, gay, transgender, heterosexual, and interracial couples.

Adolescence is a time of growth and change, which is often turbulent and confusing. It is also a time for rapid identity development, as they oscillate between attempting to separate from parents/caregivers and continuing to depend on adults for emotional containment and support.  Talking with an interested and neutral adult can be tremendously useful for adolescents as they try to make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and desires.  Therapy can be quite helpful for adolescents as they attempt to navigate conflicting/confusing feelings and desires, combative relationships with both themselves and adults, and in increasing their capacity for reflection, critical thinking, and effective communication skills.  As adolescence is usually an intense time, it is normal for teens to have social and emotional challenges, however, sometimes this stage of development is particularly difficult, due to either external or internal factors.

Parenting Skills: