I do psychotherapy with individuals eighteen years and older and couples. I also work with people in other kinds of relationship configurations.
I use a combination of techniques that fit you and your situation best. This includes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies. No one size fits all!
Common issues people come to see me about include:
- child abuse
- post-traumatic stress
- separation and divorce
- LGBTQ issues
- women’s sexuality
- mid-life challenges
- alcohol and other drugs
Are you an introvert who sometimes feels out of place in a world that seems like it is oriented towards extraverts? Do you feel that your introversion is something that needs to be changed? Introversion can be a great gift. Introverts can learn how to survive better in an extravert’s world. Here’s a great TED talk by Susan Cain about the power of introverts.
Sexual orientation or identity doesn’t have to be binary or the same throughout your lifetime. Women in particular may go from being involved exclusively with men to being involved with women, to being involved with both. Women may choose to label themselves as heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, queer, gendergueer, pansexual, or they may reject any label at all.
Sexuality is an amazing gift. Many women especially have not truly experienced what it is to come into their true sexuality due to the socialization they have received around female sexuality. No slut shaming allowed!
Rural communities have many wonderful aspects to them but when it comes time to see a therapist, it’s often hard to find someone with whom you feel comfortable. That’s where the Internet can really help.
The legacy of the Holocaust often continues in the children and grandchildren of survivors. Such issues as loss and safety can be strongly influenced by the trauma inflicted on survivors years ago.
Are you a military brat? Growing up in a military environment, constantly moving around, isolation from the outside world, are common issues.
Academia can be its own world, whether you are struggling with your dissertation, an adjunct trying to figure out how to survive, or dealing with departmental politics.
Growing up as highly intelligent can lead to its own challenges as you deal with peers, your self-esteem, school and work.
Is music your second language? The life of a classical musician can be very challenging. Long hours of practice and study, being constantly evaluated. There’s not a lot of time for self-care and interpersonal relationships.
It can be hard to be a leader in the human services world. It is indeed often “lonely at the top.” The constant demands on your time, the 24/7 responsibility, the deadlines, the financial pressures all can make self-care a challenge. I also provide human services management consultation, including coaching, if this might meet your needs better.
Social justice activists. It’s hard to be on the front lines of trying to bring about change. If you don’t take care of yourself, how will you be available to continue the hard work that needs to be done?