I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy to adults of all ages using a dynamic, integrative, psychoanalytic psychotherapy approach. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is method of treating psychological problems through exploring thoughts and feelings in depth, clearing the way for insight and understanding. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy recognizes the critical importance and influence of early experiences and relationships that shape ways of feeling, thinking, and coping. These early experiences are understood as the foundation for shaping who we are and how we are and how we feel about ourselves. This includes capacitites for self-esteem, self-confidance and a sense of security. Most psychological problems are well suited to this method of treatment.
I have a full-time private practice working with individuals with a range of presenting concerns and psychological problems: depression, including post-partum depression and motherhood issues, addictions of all kinds, bipolar disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, relationship, family, and childhood issues, self esteem and body image struggles, life transitions and questions like: "What do I really want?" and "What is really important to me?" My approach to psychotherapy is dynamic, pragmatic and insight oriented, focused on deep understanding and working through of life-long painful experiences that hold individuals back from feeling fully engaged in life. An initial brief phone consultation will determine whether I can provide the kind of services being sought.
Short-term therapy refers to weekly psychotherapy that continues for a few weeks up to three to six months. Short-term therapy is appropriate for problems that are largely situational and short-term in duration and cause mild distress or concern. Individuals come for short-term psychotherapy for many reasons including life transitions like a job loss or job stress, a change in intimate relationships due to marriage, pregnancy, or the birth of a child or the loss of a relationship as a result of a break up, divorce or death.
Long-term therapy refers to one or more weekly psychotherapy sessions that are expected to continue for at least six months to a year or years. Long term psychotherapy is recommended for issues that are long-standing in duration; perhaps the result of a difficult or painful childhood or trauma and the level of distress is moderate to severe.