how I work
The treatment I provide is collaborative and customized to your specific needs, ways of thinking, and mode of being in the world. I'm a straightforward, perceptive, and non-judgmental practitioner, and I pay particular attention to how therapy is working for you. I'll ask questions and engage in dialogue with you throughout the process, and I'll be especially curious about how your thoughts, emotional life, and physical presence interact to make you who you are. Through this process, we'll notice patterns of living that no longer work for you and find space for you to make changes that address those patterns.
Because deep and lasting change takes time, I work in a way that addresses the concerns that need immediate attention in the short term, as well as the underlying patterns and structures that might have caused these difficulties in the first place. If you're ever confused or feeling stuck in treatment, I welcome your honesty so that we may address your concerns.
Before beginning treatment, we'll find a time to speak briefly on the phone so that you may tell me what it is you'd like to work on and I can answer any basic questions. Our first in-person meeting will be a consultation session that will give you more time to tell me about what you're hoping to work on, to ask questions, and for us to mutually decide if we're a good fit.