Life really is a journey. To be human is to have problems that arise along the way. I believe therapy provides a place to pause and reflect as well as an opportunity to see the world and ourselves a little differently.
I've been a therapist for 20 years and come to the field through a variety of life experiences, challenging and otherwise. I've worked in a number of clinical settings and with varied populations. For the last decade, I’ve had a private psychotherapy practice where I see adults, both individuals and couples. I most enjoy working with people who are motivated, appreciate self-awareness, and are open to taking an honest look at themselves.
I’d say my style is warm, engaging, and non-judgmental. I come largely from a psychodynamic background, but rely heavily upon cognitive behavioral strategies. “Don't believe everything you think” is one of my favorite phrases. My work reflects my interest in depth and insight, but also makes use of motivational coaching strategies. I’m direct and will encourage people to get out of their own way when I think it’s appropriate.
My educational journey looks like this: I have a B.A. in English from Vassar College (’86) and an M.A. in Counseling from Johnson State College (’96). I also did post-graduate work in advanced psychotherapy at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations in Montreal (’01). Even today, I’m always looking to embrace new ideas and techniques.
I love my work and feel it’s a privilege to be granted such an intimate view into the human experience. I look forward to connecting.