I focus my practice on providing individual psychotherapy.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Mood difficulties such as depression, feeling empty or blue, low self-esteem
- Anxiety problems such as panic attacks, worries and fears, social anxiety
- Work and career issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress management
- Problems with anger
- Parenting support
- Grief and mourning
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues: depression and anxiety; workplace difficulties, relationship problems, support for parenting. I tailor my approach to meet clients' individual needs and circumstances and focus on what clients want to change or resolve.
I have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and ongoing training in psychoanalysis. These approaches emphasize the influence of factors that are outside a person's daily awareness, like unconscious thoughts or early experiences, as well as the relationship between therapist and client. Using empathy and precise understanding, I help clients identify the patterns and internal processes that have gotten in their way. Then, together we find ways to understand their origins and develop new or expanded ways of responding to the pressures that led to them.
My particular focus and interest is in working with lawyers and other professionals in highly demanding and stressful careers who may have been reluctant to consider psychotherapy despite the intense strain that workplace and self-imposed demands place on career performance, relationships and life-satisfaction. With my particular combination of skills and experience, I am uniquely able to serve the needs of this community which is at notably higher risk for depression and anxiety than the general population.
- High-performing, but difficult employees
- Intractable work group conflict or tension
- Problematic supervisory relationships