“It is almost always the case that whatever has wounded you will also be instrumental in your healing.”
-Robert A. Johnson, "She: Understanding Feminine Psychology"
My early training was in the family systems and psychodynamic approach to therapy with individuals, couples and families. Since early 2000, contemporary psychoanalysis has significantly influenced my work. I trained at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. During this time and after completing my doctorate, I studied Intersubjective Systems with Robert Stolorow, PhD, and I consulted extensively with Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D., whose focus is the relational dimension of psychotherapy, integrating humanistic theories with contemporary psychoanalytic theories.
My work in private practice and with persons who choose residential treatment has been crucial in my ability to help a variety of important concerns. I am adept at addressing situational crises and life adjustments, childhood and adult onset trauma, issues related to problematic relationships, and guidance for persons diagnosed with extreme states like mood and thought disorders, and other co-existing psychological conditions.