"Freedom. It isn’t once, to walk out under the Milky Way, feeling the rivers of light, the fields of dark—freedom is daily, prose-bound, routine remembering. Putting together, inch by inch the starry worlds. From all the lost collections." -Adrienne Rich
Often we grow up "stuck" in someone else's story, that is as part of a parent or other caregiver's perceptions of the world and of ourselves. Other times, we grow up with misguided but developmentally appropriate negative beliefs about ourselves that are rooted in childhood yet continue to cause pain through adulthood. I work with my clients to facilitate the process of cultivating a more realistic narrative, emotional balance and well being. I help my clients to find relief from anxiety and stress, depression, challenging life transitions, interpersonal challenges, substance abuse and traumatic life experiences. I also provide guidance and support through pregnancy and parenting. Perhaps most importantly, I have a deep understanding of human psychology and relationships. I am flexible in my approach to psychotherapy, incorporating trauma-focused therapy, narrative therapy, psychodynamic, meditative and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Ultimately, I believe in providing individualized services based upon my clients' needs.
“Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.” -bell hooks
I see my role as a therapist as to provide a loving space from which people can connect with love for themselves. I encourage anyone to do a thorough search before choosing a therapist, as there are many different personalities and approaches. I hope these Guidelines for Choosing a Therapist can be helpful in your decision-making process. Please know that I am an out-of-network provider, meaning I do not accept insurance. For more information on this, please see Fees. For more information on my training and experience, please see my Abbreviated CV. I am also happy to offer a free consultation by telephone to see if we might be a good match.