My Treatment Approach
I provide psychotherapy for individuals living in Berkeley and surrounding areas.
My approach at the outset is to attend to any ongoing crises in your life which involve relationship problems, or difficulties with feelings and emotions, or other troubling experiences.
I am trained as a Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. This means we will explore what factors in your life might be contributing to these feelings and experiences or relationship problems. In other words, the therapy will link up your prior life experiences with what is troubling you today. I also use our relationship to inform us as to what might be causing your concerns.
I work experientially so I am very interested in all the feelings and experiences you have had
throughout your life. And, if you are struggling with intense emotions, I use evidence based techniques to help you calm.
This approach will facilitate exploration and deep understanding of how you experience the psychological problems in your life which leads to great relief.
Childhood Neglect & Abuse
Do you suspect or know that you had a difficult early childhood? Perhaps parents or caretakers were unavailable to you?
Do you find yourself unable to calm or just find yourself scared of things? Maybe you are jittery, going blank, or can’t think things through effectively? Or maybe you just seem to obsess and worry.>