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Psychotherapy

“Recovery can only occur in the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation” -Judy Herman

Psychotherapy

I believe that psychotherapy can provide us a space to have more choice in our lives and feel empowered in building the life we want. Through finding a therapeutic relationship that feels supportive and safe enough, we can reflect on how our histories shape our world. With this insight, we can find spaciousness and choice in how we move through the world, rather than feeling stuck in old patterns. I practice through a psychodynamic and social justice lens. I believe that both our histories both personal and social impact how we experience the world.

Trauma Focused Psychotherapy

I believe in an integrative approach to the treatment of trauma. Trauma’s impact can be felt across many parts of our lives including psychological, physical, relational, and social experiences. For this reason, it requires an approach that looks not just at the psychological impact, but also the somatic and relational aspects of experience. I have trained in several different ways of treating trauma and have found that a stage based approach that integrates psychodynamic understanding is the most effective treatment. This means, we will work to find a pace that feels supportive while making space for all of your parts.

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a more in depth approach to psychotherapy which can be helpful for folks who are feeling stuck in weekly psychotherapy or folks who want a space to dive more deeply into their unconscious. Psychoanalysis invites us to sit with parts of ourselves we may not have access to in weekly psychotherapy. These things include unconscious relational patterns, wishes, fears, and disconnected or dissociated parts of ourselves. It provides us a container to take a look at what is occurring under the surface, and find ways into working with these aspects of self in the therapeutic relationship. It can be both a challenging and deeply rewarding process. I am currently completing more in depth training in this work at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Couples Therapy

I take an integrative approach to my work with couples. I believe that many things influence how we show up in our relationships and can potentially become stuck in patterns we wish to change. These include our early experiences in our families, our attachment styles, social and societal influences like gender, class, and race. I believe that working to bring insight into the historical roots of our relational patterns is only one part of the story. We also need to find our way into new patterns of feeling, being, and relating in ways that liberate us from our histories. Gaining insight into how our past influences our relational patterns, we can open up space for choice and feel empowered to relate in new ways that support the lives we want to build.