My approach is direct, candid, intuitive, and dynamic. I conceptualize my work from a theoretical foundation commonly known as relational psychodynamic psychotherapy. This simply means that I attune to what you say and do not say, and offer you insight about the way our interactions feel to me. I place this information in the context of the way your past and present relationships and experiences have shaped you. In doing this, we get a sense of the story your mind tells you about yourself and the world around you.
Ways to Work
Weekly psychotherapy has the potential to gain greater emotional awareness and psychological development, which can strengthen your sense of confidence, self-acceptance, and responsibility in daily life. This will extend into a greater capacity for intimacy, allowing you to experience more meaning and pleasure in your life with an improved ability to navigate relationships. There's the potential to increase your ability to manage strong emotions, maintain a sense of courage when feeling vulnerable, understand the nuances of paradox, overcome black and white thinking, and communicate complex emotional states to the people that matter to you most.
I am a queer identified clinical psychologist licensed by the Board of Psychology in California (PSY23832). While working directly with clients is my passion, I am also available for clinical consultations for those working in the field.