The International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
Advanced postgraduate fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Danielsen Institute at Boston University
Advanced postgraduate fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity
Master of Social Work, Boston College
Master of Theological Studies, Boston College
About Therapeutic Approach
Integrative and Holistic
I provide integrative and holistic psychotherapy services to people from all backgrounds. I believe that every individual has the innate capacity for self-growth and healing. It's my role to create a supportive, empathic environment that empowers you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a meaningful way.
Meet You Where You Are
My advanced training equips me with specialized expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, facilitating deep therapeutic work for genuine transformation. Central to my approach is a commitment to adaptability and flexibility, allowing me to meet you where you are and customize my approach to align with your unique needs and preferences.
Flexible and Tailored
In addition to my advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I am also informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). This allows me the flexibility to integrate various therapeutic techniques based on your unique needs and preferences.
About Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Highlights from Scientific Studies
Highlights from Media Reports
"In an era of “quick fixes” and instant gratification on the Internet, psychodynamic psychotherapy fills a need for connection, understanding, empathy, and authenticity."Gabbard, G. O. (2017).Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Today. American Psychiatric Association Publishing (https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2017.7a14)
"The actual scientific evidence shows that psychodynamic therapy is highly effective. The benefits are at least as large as those of other psychotherapies, and they last."American Psychological Association. (2010, January 25). Psychodynamic psychotherapy brings lasting benefits through self-knowledge [Press release](https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/01/psychodynamic-therapy)
About How Therapy Works
Much like neuroplasticity allows for the rewiring of the brain, a strong therapeutic bond can facilitate a transformative shift in attachment styles, thereby paving the way for more fulfilling relationships and greater emotional well-being.
Therapy harnesses the remarkable quality of neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to adapt and rewire itself. Feeling connected in therapy with a skilled therapist can lead to profound changes in the brain. This transformation is a fundamental rewiring of neural connections. The therapeutic bond, characterized by empathy and attunement, can help to reshape neural pathways, promoting healthier thought patterns and emotional responses.
Therapy is grounded in the fact that humans are relational beings. Insecure attachment styles can profoundly influence our sense of self and relationships with others. In the safe environment of a supportive and empathetic therapeutic alliance, you have the opportunity for a 'corrective emotional experience.' This secure attachment within therapy provides a foundation for challenging outdated narratives and fostering new, healthier ways of connecting.