Psychotherapy

 

As a depth-oriented therapist, I feel that my job is to help my patients explore their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and life patterns, and to discover connections to the deeper self.  Dreams, daydreams, and fantasies can provide important pathways to insight and healing.  Stressors and symptoms are addressed with respect for the purpose they may serve in helping to create a feeling of balance in life.  I strive to create a dynamic, interpersonal space in the therapy room where exploration can flourish, and patients can find themselves feeling more trusting, autonomous, and confident in the world and in themselves.

The most important component of successful psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship.  When we work together in psychotherapy, we also work to create a strong feeling of connection and relatedness, feeling out the contours of what it means to sit with each patient's deeply personal inner material.

Understanding what happens in the therapeutic relationship can help to provide new perspectives on relationships that happen outside of the therapy room.  A strong therapeutic relationship is also a reason why therapy can feel so meaningful and soul-feeding.

My practice is a safe space for individuals of all backgrounds and ethnicities.  I am LGBTQ+ affirming and kink-aware.

In the journey of self-discovery, sometimes words are not enough. It was a passion for connection through music that led me to start my career as a music therapist. Many individuals who choose to pursue treatment with me do so because they are seeking a therapist who has a special expertise in listening -- with the sensitivity of a musician -- and an eye towards the value of creativity and openness in the consultation room.