My approach is eclectic and combines both insight-oriented and
behavioral techniques including exploring the influence of the past on the present, recognizing and changing self-destructive patterns, and integrating mindfulness exercises which calm the nervous system and equip people to tune in to the present moment and make more thoughtful and effective decisions.
As a psychotherapist, I listen carefully and work collaboratively with each client in forming a safe and accepting relationship. This relationship provides the basis for exploration, problem solving, healing and growth. I have an interactive style which incorporates warmth, humor, authenticity and direct feedback as I help my clients work through areas in which they feel stuck, unhappy or overwhelmed. These areas may include marital and other relationship difficulties, anxiety around life transitions, concerns about parenting or caring for aging parents, coping with illness, and dealing with breakups along with many others.