In my practice I offer psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy in which I strive to create a relationship and process in which it is possible to articulate a narrative of your self and your life that can be experienced by you as resonant and authentic, towards an alleviation of that which ails you. Your personal, historical, and cultural formation is critical in our exploration of who you are and who you strive to become. We will together attempt to understand your emotional states and patterns of behavior as surfacings of a deep and interior self, and your symptoms as attempted solutions to conflicts that are experienced as inarticulable.
I have over three decades of clinical experience that has spanned international geographies, diverse practice settings, and a range of patient identities and clinical presentations. Many of the patients I currently treat struggle with difficulties related to mood and anxiety, trauma, identity and the sociocultural environment, and disordered relationship to body, food, and substances. In addition to attending to traumatic experiences within one's personal and familial early experiences, I also place emphasis in understanding the often tremendous impact of gender, race, culture, class, migration, sexuality, religion, and political conflict on identity formation and adaptation.
I see all of this work as enabled by a deeply collaborative and dialogic relationship in which it is possible to strive for a more authentic relating to oneself, a reworking of dominant often constricting narratives about one’s life, and ultimately, alleviation of the experiences that drive the seeking of therapy.