How can I help? My primary aim is to create the containing, stable space for us to answer this question together. I bring a gentle, calming presence to the relationship, which I balance with active, challenge and feedback. I seek to provide you with the flexibility and agency to choose for yourself if you would like to accept or change certain patterns within your life. I work from a relational, emotion-focused psychodynamic approach that emphasizes having new experiences within the therapy relationship.
I have considerable experience working with individuals presenting with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, attachment and relational concerns, eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, and trauma/abuse. Additionally, I work with individuals who are exploring questions around identity formation, especially with regards to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. I am always attentive to and thoughtful regarding multiple dimensions of diversity and intersectionality. In general, I just want to know you as a person.
I completed my doctoral degree at Rutgers University and am a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. I have previously worked for five years in university counseling centers. Additionally, I have worked in middle and high schools, community mental health centers, and a partial hospitalization program.