Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist. We work together to
determine your goals and how to best meet them. I listen carefully to what
you are saying, ask questions to understand you better, and tailor your treatment to
your situation. Throughout the therapy process, I seek to maintain a strong working
alliance, focused on your goals, that will help to keep your therapy moving forward.
While therapy can be hard work, my style is warm, encouraging, and accepting. I
believe, and research supports this, that a good relationship between us is crucial to
A therapist needs to have a lot of resources at hand every time she meets a new client. One
of the most valuable resources I have is my experience, over thirty years of learning about
how change is fostered. Therapy involves more than just a special kind of listening, there are
always new techniques for approaching the work. For that reason, I’ve trained extensively in
more than one therapeutic modality. In addition to post-doctoral training in both cognitive
therapy and psychoanalysis, I have studied couples therapy, behavior therapy and
mindfulness and relaxation training, and somatically-based therapy. While I now teach other
therapists, I will remain a lifelong student of new developments in my field.
My areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, relationship and couples’ issues
and all issues relating to achieving greater meaning and satisfaction in living. When
necessary, referral to other qualified specialists can be made..