I have always been interested in how people relate in and with the world. From as far back as early childhood, I was curious about what inspired people to make decisions and how each individual is uniquely driven by what is often unseen.
I came to psychotherapy through teaching. I was working in early childhood education at a school founded by modern psychoanalysts. I found the use of emotional communication fascinating and the resulting growth of the children in this program remarkable. Because of this experience I chose to attend graduate school for social work and begin my road toward becoming a therapist. I am now a certified psychoanalyst, having graduated from the Center For Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in Manhattan.
Over the years I have worked with a varied population in a wide range of clinical settings, including hospital emergency rooms, oncology units, outpatient psychiatry and children's outpatient therapy clinics.
My role as a psychotherapist is to create an environment of trust and collaboration, to give you the freedom to be yourself and find your authentic voice.
Often in our lives we don’t know what we want or we may feel cut off from ourselves. We may feel powerless to change or not even have any idea where to begin.
In my practice I work with patients to find what is meaningful to them.
In this environment we will explore both your past and present relationships and experiences. We will examine you current situation through the lenses of work, love and interpersonal relationships and try to shine a light on behaviors and feelings. I believe that psychoanalysis is dynamic and creative work, more art than science, and can change your life in unimaginable ways. It will take time and dedication, but I hope to help you become free to flourish in all aspects of your life, including love, family, work, friendships, physical health, and financial security.
Something you should know about me is that I am a down-to-earth, warm and lighthearted human being. People, whether patients, friends, or even casual acquaintances, often remark that they feel very comfortable talking to me. I listen with an open mind and will never pass judgment.