Living fully as a human being is an enormous task filled with both joys and challenges. Then there are times when we are confronted with events or a deep sense of suffering that should not be pushed aside. At these junctures, we benefit by creating space for our inner experiences. This time and space is rarely possible with friends or family, but can be found in a professional counseling relationship that encourages and emphasizes turning inwards and working with the unconscious and symbolic material. A therapeutic relationship provides exactly what friends and family cannot, which is an impartial reflection and professional support.
As you see from my web site, my therapeutic approach is dedicated to the symbolic and depth oriented approaches and a commitment to the unconscious. My work is also characterized by clinical knowledge and experience, training in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, dream analysis, and art therapy. In specific situations, I also offer short-term psychotherapy. Our work together will be handled ethically and professionally, but I value curiosity, patience, compassion, intuition, creativity and, most importantly, working in collaboration with you. I work with issues such as anxiety and depression, childbearing issues, trauma and abuse, creative and spiritual renewal, grief and loss, and mid-life transitions.
I also offer Jungian case supervision, art therapy supervision groups, and consultation groups for licensed therapists interested in analytical psychology. I enjoy giving lectures and workshops to the public and to professionals. I’ve worked with people in all professions including artists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, teachers, managers, lawyers, doctors, parents, students, and therapists.
Overall, my intention is to build a trusting therapeutic counseling relationship within which we work to uncover a more fulfilling life, one with balance, meaning, purpose and spontaneity.