The most courageous thing you can do is to begin the journey of understanding your own story. Our past experiences touch nearly every relationship in our lives. Often, despite our best efforts, old unhelpful patterns re-emerge. Our ways of coping with stress and uncertainty become painful and limiting with time. Psychotherapy can be a space to unlearn these harmful patterns and heal past hurtful experiences. For the past 25 years I have practiced the healing art and science of psychotherapy. During that time, I have worked with clients experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, the effects of PTSD (which includes combat, sexual assault, domestic violence, and emotional abuse), dissociation, grief, explosive anger, ageing, and issues unique to men or women and transgender people.
I use an eclectic framework for therapy that depends on what my client feels is most helpful, though my roots are in attachment, psychodynamic and EMDR therapies. Above all, I seek to establish a safe place where my clients can process difficult and vulnerable moments in their lives.
The therapeutic process can help you make life choices that align with your values so you can live a more meaningful and joyful life. I invite you to reach out so we can discuss how I can help you. I offer in-person or virtual sessions.
EDUCATION: Graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Completed two-year program at New England Institute of Gestalt Therapy, Certified EMDR therapist.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Trauma work with victims of natural disasters in the Peruvian Andes.
INSURANCE: Highmark, UPMC, Tricare, United, Optum, Aetna