Psychotherapy for Individual Adults and Couples
Your experience -- of yourself, your world, and your suffering -- is unique. My primary goal is for us to come to an emotionally rooted understanding of your particular experience together. When this occurs, habitual ways of dealing with life's challenges can begin to make sense and become more flexible, leading to greater feelings of choice and agency about living in the world. This process requires a therapy context of mutual respect, safety, and collaboration; a therapy relationship in which patterns can be explored as they occur both outside and inside the therapy. It's also a context for experimenting with new modes of experiencing and behaving, even when leaving behind the familiar is disorienting or uncomfortable. My perspective encompasses both psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral models because one's typical patterns of organizing experience are often outside of awareness. Bringing implicit, "automatic" modes of thinking/feeling more fully into consciousness can allow a greater range of choice about how to live.