One of the most crucial aspects of therapy is working with the right therapist. This should be someone you feel safe with and can trust in vulnerable moments. While this isn’t something one can immediately know about another person, this section will give you a sense of my overall style and what working with me might be like.
I approach the work of psychotherapy from a relational psychodynamic framework. Rather than treating symptoms alone, this depth-oriented approach focuses on uncovering and alleviating their root cause. Though symptoms are often seen as the “problem” that needs to be eliminated, they are actually a manifestation of something happening on a deeper level. They indicate that something within us needs to be attended to. When treatment fails to delve below the surface, symptoms tend to recur and we can be left feeling stuck in an endless cycle.
My style is warm and accepting. Others tell me that I am easy to open up to because I am down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and embracing of differences. I believe that therapy should be a space where all thoughts and emotions are encouraged and welcomed without judgment.
Depth-oriented psychotherapy emphasizes the relationship between past and present. In our sessions, I will be curious about the thoughts and emotions you’re experiencing in the present moment while also thinking about the ways they reflect formative past experiences and relationships. From time to time, I may also comment on something that I think could be happening between the two of us. Paying attention to the relational dynamics between client and therapist provides a direct route to underlying sources of emotional pain that are otherwise difficult to access.
I take a non-directive stance, meaning that it’s important for me to allow enough space for different aspects of your internal experience to surface and emerge. I will share my thoughts with you, especially when something feels important, but I won’t tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. Instead, our sessions will open up a reflective space where we have the freedom and spontaneity to play with different perspectives and think together in ways that feel generative and restorative.
Ready to Begin?
If this resonates with you, I encourage you to set up a complimentary 20-minute phone consult with me so that we can get to know one another a little better. You can call or text me at 415.841.3338 or shoot me an email at .