My practice is based on direct, honest and supportive interventions to help adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and
families improve their quality of life.
I believe that psychotherapy is an important resource for people who are grappling and struggling in their life. Psychotherapy provides a means of practical problem solving and can allow for a new perspective on the way one's thoughts and feelings can affect our daily lives.
I received my education and training at San Francisco State University in psychodynamic clinical psychology.
Over many years of practice, I have worked with adults, children and families who have experienced psychological problems, trauma, mental illness or struggled with substance abuse, and others who have sought to understand themselves on a deeper level.
I hope to hear from you and to help with your life and psychological development.
Here is a short message about my work.
This approach looks at how our thoughts affect our emotions and behavior. Many people have a tendency to think negatively about themselves and others.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps us learn to shift thought patterns to decrease criticism and increase neutral and/or positive thoughts about our lives, ourselves, and other people.
This approach looks at childhood experiences and family dynamics and how one's childhood affects adult lifestyles.
Also important are unconscious mental states which affect every person's daily functioning.
Psychodynamic therapy helps people become more aware of the ways their past affects their present, and helps people conceive of a new, future view of themselves and their life.
This approach acknowledges that people need positive regard and attention to help actualize their personal hopes and desires. It focuses on present life situations and how current issues can be avenues of growth through life's on-going challenges.
Existential therapy helps with understanding ways to expand our selves in relation to our sense of personal freedom, personal meaning and increased capacity for intimacy
Psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes
If you are using insurance, I can provide you with a monthly statement upon request so you can submit it for reimbursement.
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Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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