Sometimes in life we find ourselves staring up at a huge mountain wondering how we are ever going to get to the top. We may feel like turning back, like the path is too long and too difficult. Or we may not see a path at all and have no idea how to move forward.
I often tell therapy clients that a therapist is like a guide who has climbed that mountain not only once but many, many times and with many people. Someone who knows the best paths, where to stop and rest and where to push forward. Someone who can carry some of the load when you are tired and struggling. A good therapist can help you not only get to the top of that peak but learn along the way how to conquer the peaks that lie beyond.
I am a board certified psychologist who treats depression, anxiety, stress, chronic feelings of shame or inadequacy, relationships problems and repeating unhealthy patterns and/or feeling "stuck in a rut". I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and am board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
I have had extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy techniques as well as advanced training in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory.
My basic philosophy is that all humans are imperfect, but that we can grow and change in deep and profound ways given adequate support and guidance.
“Hope begins in the dark. The stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. “ -- Anne Lamott