My clinical training has focused on many forms of human suffering, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. I have particular experience in helping people work through what is commonly called "psychosis" (such as anomalous experiences, hearing voices, suspiciousness, paranoia, mania, or extreme states). My approach to clinical work is person-centered and informed by psychodynamic psychotherapy, open dialogue/dialogic practice, harm reduction, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Each person is unique and we will work together to find what approach is best for you. My central philosophy is that no one is fundamentally broken or needs to be “fixed.” Within each of us lies the capacity for healing and growth. I view psychotherapy as an on-going conversation through which this capacity can be cultivated.
People attend couples or relationship therapy to improve communication, maintain healthy boundaries, or deepen connection. Others attend couples/ relationship therapy to end a relationship amicably. I approach couples/relationship therapy without preconceived notions regarding whether you and your partner or partners should stay together or part ways. Whatever your motivations and goals for attending therapy, we will work together to get your relationship to where you want it to be. My approach to relationship work is a synthesis of emotion-focused therapy (EFT), the Gottman method, and dialogic practice. I work with all forms of relationships, including non-monogamy and polyamory.
Families come to therapy after a crisis, loss, period of adjustment/change or to reduce on-going conflicts. Through family therapy, we can work together to help improve communication between family members, soothe conflicts, and build upon existing strengths. My approach is guided by the ethos of open dialogue/dialogic practice and I have advanced training in this modality through the Institute for Dialogic Practice at Yale University. Although I work with many types of concerns, I have particular experience in working with families where one member has experienced a mental health crisis, such as psychosis or psychiatric hospitalization.
Are you looking to strengthen your relationship, manage conflicts constructively, and deepen your feelings of love and intimacy? I offer a 10-week adaptation of John Gottman's Seven Principles Workshop. This group will provide you with practical skills for improving your relationship and will consist of lectures, private exercises, and group discussion/reflection. Group runs Thursday evenings at 8pm with the next cycle beginning in March 2023.