Beginning therapy is never easy. No matter how much you may know that therapy may be important for advancing you toward your life goals, or for resolving an impasse, there is always anxiety as the time approaches, and necessarily so. I am sensitive and appreciative of the courage it takes to explore oneself in therapy; I strive to create a welcoming atmosphere that facilitates this difficult but crucial work.
I have a special affinity for work with adolescents and young adults. I am well attuned to the psychological challenges attendant to the complex transitions in our culture from high school to college and the less widely discussed transition from college to young adult life. I have in-depth experience with this age group, with their confusion and explorations of sexual experience, as well as the long dark corridors of eating disorders and addictions. I have worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Having seen it all, and found ways to help a wide variety of individuals, I am well positioned to offer hope.