I have a specialization in the treatment of individuals with a history of physical or emotional trauma or neglect. Trauma, particularly during childhood, can cause complex and challenging difficulties in multiple ares of life. Many of my clients tell me that while they are successful in work or other life domains, that they struggle with depression and anxiety, maintaining a positive sense of self, managing overwhelming emotions including anger, maintaining a sense of security and safety in the world, finding purpose and direction, and staying open and flexible in relationships. These issues can cause significant emotional distress, but may be successfully worked with through a focused and effective course of psychotherapy.
I am also a "generalist practitioner." That means that I am able to treat most psychological difficulties experienced by adults and couples including anxiety, depression, work issues, and major mental illness.
As you look at my treatment areas to the right of this page, you may find that it is challenging to define the specific issue for which you need help. This is because life issues often occur in patterns that are not easily organized or categorized. Often, several issues overlap. One initial aspect of therapy will always include helping you find words to define your life difficulty.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about whether you should seek help, or how to understand your current psychological concerns.