My goal is to foster a therapeutic alliance with my patients. I start this by honoring my patients as experts in their own experience, and approaching this expertise with humility, curiosity, and a tolerance for difference. Essential to my practice is holding space: using presence and attention to make myself fully available to my patients, and co-creating a safe container in which they can feel their emotions and explore their human experience.
My patients and I work together toward being more authentic and compassionate, and toward the achievement of their specific goals. While I use psychiatric medication in my practice, I emphasize the therapeutic relationship and psychotherapy.
For patients new to mental health treatment, I am comfortable explaining the often confusing process of psychiatric diagnosing and the various treatment options.