People tend to come to therapy when they find themselves at an impasse. Maybe you are facing a major decision, or an old way of coping has stopped working. Maybe you feel blocked from pursuing something you want. Most of my patients have significant strengths, and are functioning well in many areas of life, but come to therapy because they feel blocked in some important way, or sense that they could be more at ease, more flexible, more able to enjoy the positive things in their lives.
Of course, even very high-functioning people can experience very serious psychiatric symptoms. I have worked well with individuals struggling with anxiety (including panic, worry, and trauma) and mood disorders such as depression.
I strive to provide culturally sensitive treatment and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. Issues like racism, sexism, other kinds of discrimination, or cultural differences may not be your primary reasons for seeking therapy, but I believe therapy should be a safe and supportive space to explore them as they arise.
I have extensive experience working with people in the LGBTQ community and have worked well with trans and nonbinary people in various stages of transition. I welcome patients with ‘alternative’ sexualities and strive to provide an open, non-judgmental space for all my patients.
Read on to learn more about me and my practice, and feel free to get in touch with any questions!