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My Practice & Approach

I understand that you may be looking for psychotherapy around a specific issue. The issues I work on with my clients include anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, trauma, loss and grief, self-esteem and assertiveness, workplace stress, sexuality, gender identity/transition planning.

At our first meeting, I will ask you to think about the following question: "If you were to look back on this experience and say, 'Therapy really worked for me!', what would you be doing differently in your life? How would we know we'd succeeded?" The answer to that question will help us clarify your purpose in coming, and how we should work toward your goal.

Issues do not exist in a vacuum. During our appointments, we will work together to understand what is happening for you in its larger context, including your past and your social world. Using this holistic, collaborative and relational approach will ensure that the work is helpful and meaningful for you.

My style is an integrated use of the training I have had in various approaches. These approaches include emotion-focused, psychodynamic, and narrative ways of working therapeutically. I draw from what is most helpful for each client. Clients say they appreciate that I am warm, compassionate and down-to-earth.