Many of the people who come to me are in crisis. In fact, it is not uncommon that people have been suffering for many months before making a call. At such times, we need someone who can effectively listen, gently begin to bring greater understanding and clarity to what is often surrounded by confusion and fear, and then mutually organize a path toward change that is in accordance to your own personal authentic sense of self. I bring years of training and practice, personal sensitivity and a developed sense of intuition. My goal is to help you release a fuller sense of your own potential, to unblock energy and creativity, so that you have greater freedom and satisfaction.
I work well with couples, individuals and families in distress. I move quickly to identify what is causing pain and begin to communicate that pain (anger, anxiety, fear, confusion) effectively in words rather than (self) destructive behavior. I work well with depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, and social isolation.
I bring a deep commitment to helping those who work with me. I have taught at two graduate schools and three psychoanalytic institutes. I have rabbis, priests and ministers as clients, so am sensitive to spiritual issues. I work well with men who are sometimes reluctant to do marriage counseling.
I was born in the midwest, which likely accounts for a solid grounding in common sense. I moved to the Boston area to do my doctoral studies and then to New York City for psychoanalytic training. I've taught in two graduate schools and three psychoanalytic institutes and served on numerous boards and committees of national organizations in the field.
I am interested in environmental concerns, write poetry, and meditation and spirituality.
I fully appreciate that finding the right therapist is not an easy task. I am more than willing to offer a free consultation to those who are looking for a therapist with whom they can work.