Individuation: Being Yourself
A humanistic, analytic psychotherapist in Boston
I provide long-term, short-term and trauma-informed psychotherapy to individual adults and couples. My therapeutic approach is primarily psychodynamic. I also integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into my practice.
Education and Training
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
- Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
The Danielsen Institute (Boston University)
- Advanced Social Work Post-Graduate Fellowship (2019 - 2021)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- American Clinical Social Work Association
- American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
What is Psychotherapy?
Good therapy, like good cooking, takes time. It slows us down to think about what's going on in our lives. Why am I depressed, anxious, angry or feeling worthless? How do I forgive or love someone? What does being myself mean? And where are my joy and peace?
Those questions matter. Many people just want to have a "quick-fix". Of course, some problems can be quickly "fixed", but some can't. And that's ok because we all have something that requires us to be patient, which is the nature of life. Sometimes we need to stop rushing and slow down.
Therapy is a sacred place where you'll embrace your trues self and face your shadow. In therapy, we'll work together to help you reflect on your feelings, thoughts, and memories; understand your strengths, vulnerabilities, and desires; and discern your gifts, values, and visions.
Therapy is not that mysterious. It's just an honest conversation with empathy and acceptance to help you face what you have tried to avoid, gain insights about yourself, accept imperfections, and cultivate self-compassion.
The goal of therapy is not only about change but also about transformation. Therapy does not just solve problems, but help you be able to solve them. "Give you a fish is to feed you for a day; teach you to fish is to feed you for a lifetime". Therapy teaches you to fish.