It’s not easy to find a therapist. I hope that my description about myself and the way I work will make it easier to reach out. I work to help people resolve anxiety and depression, particularly in the context of self-esteem, body image, artistic creativity, sexuality, eating problems and relational difficulties. I’m down to earth, easy to talk to, non-judgmental and extremely interactive. I work to minimize and eliminate the debilitating shame and self-anger people frequently feel. My patients and I work together to overcome fear and self-doubt. By working together to set and achieve goals it is possible to live the life you want to live. I provide a safe, comfortable environment for individual or couples counseling.
My own artistic background provides an empathetic framework for creatively driven individuals. I work with artists, in all fields, of all levels of achievement, to help overcome self-doubt and creative blocks. By raising awareness of the critical voices that paralyze the creative process, I help individuals understand and challenge the negative self-judgment that undermine their process. People of all backgrounds, identities and lifestyles grow to trust and believe in their own gifts and unique perspectives. As an active participant in treatment, I offer guidance, support, and the tools you’ll need to make change happen. I believe in the human capacity for growth. Within the context of a positive therapeutic alliance, tomorrow can be significantly better than today.
My special training with eating disorders, trauma/abuse, and gender issues are particularly useful and relevant in my work with women. In addition, my social awareness and activism provides a societal context for many of the issues frequently blamed on the individual. Each individual determines and defines their challenges, goals, and ultimately sets their own course. I provide the skills and tools to express, manage and/or overcome fears and obstacles. I will be supportive and actively engaged in your effort to improve your life. I feel a profound respect and commitment toward those who are willing to work on themselves and their lives, to make tomorrow better than today.