I am particularly experienced in treating people whose issues interfere with relationships, academic/work performance and/or creativity; those going through major life transitions, such as loss, divorce, illness or developmental changes; those who are experiencing depressive or anxiety symptoms, and those with a history of trauma.
As a Harvard-educated and trained psychologist, with over 30 years of clinical experience, I am able to make a very positive difference in the lives of the people I treat. I am a highly interactive and practical psychologist. If you are having emotional difficulties, problems in your relationships or with your academic studies or profession, I may be the ideal therapist for you. My warmth, keen understanding and compassionate heart makes me an effective and easy to work with therapist.
When I work with you, I will ask questions and make practical suggestions that will enable you to make the positive life changes you sought by seeking therapy for yourself. I have a direct, active style, and will work collaboratively with you in figuring out what will work best for you. Primarily, I use what you bring up in our sessions as material for our work together. I will also use your memory of events that happened in your past, what is going on in your current life, your dreams and unconscious slips, and, even our interactions, as a means of helping you achieve your therapeutic goals. I am also able to make you aware of your thinking patterns and/or teach you some mindfulness practices.