I work with clients individually, from college age to seniors. While I have training in couples work (the Gottman technique) and family therapy, and will occasionally bring a family member in, I primarily work 1:1.
I believe that the relationship that develops between us is what is most healing, so I attend to that with care. Research shows that all techniques work equally well as long as there is a strong bond between us.
I draw on contemporary psychodynamic and family systems theories, as they formed the basis of my original training, but my approach is very eclectic and I have many tools in my toolbelt, including CBT, mindfulness, somatic approaches, dreamwork, expressive arts therapy/sandtray, EFT and EMDR.
Some of the issues I work with the most often include: grief/loss; childhood trauma; depression; anxiety; adjustment issues; life transitions; postpartum issues and adjusting to parenting; divorce; and spiritual issues. Recently, I’ve become interested in how the current political reality influences mental health, something I’ve written about and blogged about.
I provide referrals for medication management as needed.