I work with teens (age 15+) and adults, and I specialize in eating problems, anxiety, depression, and couples therapy.
I appreciate the importance of early family experiences in shaping our lives, as well as the influences of genetics, personality style and the greater socio-cultural context. When necessary, I gently guide my clients through an exploration of their history to help them connect the dots between their past and their current struggles and strengths. Through this process, my clients often realize that their story about their lives needs updating. They discover hidden strengths and moments of courage that they may not have ever considered or appreciated. This process can help break through the roadblocks that have prevented them from expressing themselves more fully and creatively in their lives.
Eating issues are often a metaphor: the body “says” what words cannot: “I am not OK.” Therapy can help you identify your needs, connect to your feelings, and find healthier ways to express these needs and feelings. It’s also about finding ways to cope with stress that are not self-destructive.