Psychotherapy for Individuals, Young Adults, and Parents
I offer confidential psychotherapy to individuals, new parents, and young adults. I welcome people of all backgrounds into my practice, and enjoy working with a diverse clientele. I have a particular interest in the areas of creativity, gender and sexuality, and cultural identity.
Benefits of Therapy
Psychotherapy is an important undertaking. It has the potential to positively change your mood, by lifting your depression, reducing your anxiety, and helping you feel empowered to make decisions that will benefit you. Over time, you can also expect to notice a positive change in your relationships and behaviors.
Therapy can help you gain a greater acceptance of yourself while helping you to recognize and build on the strengths and capacities you possess. I will work to help you have a better understanding of what you want in your life and what's getting in your way so that new possibilities can begin to emerge.
Many of my patients have let go of the power their self-defeating behaviors and self-critical feelings have had over them and now feel more able to pursue their passions.
Patients make extraordinary changes in their lives as a result of therapy, in large part by investing in an exploration of the issues that have been getting in your way. This exploration can be painful at times, and it takes courage and dedication on your part. You may experience feelings of vulnerability, shame, anger, and sadness as part of the process of change. However, you will not be alone in the exploration, as I will be listening to and engaging with you in order to help you understand and make sense of your experience.
Finding the Right Therapist for You
Because of the nature of psychotherapy, finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and safe is essential to being able to open up about the things that are upsetting you. My approach is compassionate, thoughtful, and engaged. I am curious about your experience and will work with you collaboratively to discover new ways to live a more satisfying life. I am also committed to helping you receive the treatment that is most beneficial to you. If I am not the right therapist for you, I am happy to give you referrals to other mental health practitioners.
I see individuals for 50 minute sessions from one to four times weekly. We will decide on the frequency of your sessions during our first few meetings and can reassess during the course of our work together. Finding a pace that is manageable for you is important, and that pace may vary during different phases of our work together.
Length of Treatment
The length of psychotherapy varies depending on the nature of your concerns and the goals we set for our work together. Sometimes patients see me for a few months for help with distressing symptoms or to work on a particular situation they are facing. More often, however, my work with patients deepens with time as we explore and work to change long-standing patterns of behavior and relationships.
I am not a medical doctor and therefore do not prescribe medication, but I do have a solid working knowledge of psychotropic medications. I am able to work in collaboration with your psychiatrist in order to find the most beneficial combination of psychotherapy and medication for your symptoms. I can also provide you with referrals to psychiatrists with whom I work.