Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I see my role as a therapist to listen to and try to understand what each person is communicating both verbally and non-verbally: often people have difficulty expressing feelings and thoughts that have not been fully articulated to themselves.
The relationship between the psychotherapist and client is primary in how I practice- feeling understood, accepted and not judged. Most people require some interaction with the therapist. I play an active role in eliciting people's experiences and feelings. Some people require less interaction. Being intuitively attuned, knowing when and how to intervene is a critical part of my practice. My psychodynamic training has enabled me to help people understand what may be underlying their difficulties in relationships- family,partners, friends, as well as career and parenting issues. Loss and grief issues are my specialty, including infertility. The fit between patient and therapist is crucial.