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Depression, anxiety, and trauma all affect one's most intimate relationships and sense of self. Both chronic and discrete trauma change the way the brain is wired. Personal, relational and intergenerational events are as unique in detail as they are in effect.

I have thirty years of experience working with young children, adolescents, couples and adults in my psychotherapy practice. Developing a unique, collaborative, challenging, and attuned therapeutic experience for every individual client is my passion.

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"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival."

-Audre Lorde

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My framework is psychodynamic with a strong emphasis on attachment theory. My work is informed by the neurobiology of attachment, which lends itself to learning emotional regulation of self and others.

I believe in the essential role of the unconscious and aim to bring awareness to one's internal world in order to facilitate living a more present and mindful life. Concurrent with this deeper work, I utilize a large range of cognitive and behavioral theories.

In exploring unconscious motivations, relational patterns, how thoughts and behaviors are related, and our own interpersonal neurobiology, we become entirely capable of shifting our relationship with ourselves, loved ones, and community.

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Individual Therapy

The value of the therapeutic relationship is immense in psychotherapy and the goodness of fit between therapist and client are essential. I have a genuine curiosity about who you are and am invested in discovering how to create a safe and supportive relationship.

I incorporate mindfulness practice into psychotherapy as it has been proven to reduce stress, increase attention and focus, and decrease depression & anxiety. For trauma, I am trained in EMDR, a powerful and evidence based method to treat acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I employ EMDR to treat both discrete and chronic trauma. Trauma can originate from childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse, discrete incidents such as a car accident or an assault, and the chronic experience of living with oppressed social and political identities. Complex trauma often includes both discreet and chronic trauma. 

Couple Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy assumes that our current relationships are influenced by our earliest relationships with caregivers and any subsequent relationship that has had a profound emotional impact. We tend to recreate early relationships in an unconscious attempt to find resolution. Discovering how we are repeating old patterns in current relationships gives one the freedom to understand past and current relationships in a new way. There is immense power in interrupting the unconscious ways in which we are approaching relationships and repeating old patterns. This leads to discovering workable resolutions to the pain that early relationships have left us with, while moving more consciously forward in current relationships with an expanded sense of self and current needs and desires.


Informed by research based, brain and attachment models, I teach emotional regulation, facilitate attachments between family members, and provide the latest research and critical thinking regarding sexual health, drug & alcohol misuse, social media and all things child & parenting related.

Being an adolescent is challenging; possibly more challenging than parenting and adolescent. Understanding that the "work of the adolescent" is to push boundaries and experiment with diverse identities, is important in learning to parent more mindfully, as opposed to parenting based on current mood (or level of hunger, energy) or as a reaction to how we were parented. Having the knowledge of how the adolescent brain works often brings relief and lessens the anxiety inherent in parenting through this stage. 

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My practice is fee for service. I do not bill insurance companies and I take payment at the end of each session. This fee arrangement has benefits in terms of safeguarding your privacy. I will provide you with a monthly "Superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement at their "out of network provider" rate. 

Initial Psychiatric Assessment: $300

Individual 50 minute session: $195

Couple session: $250

Supervision 60 minutes: $195

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