“What talking therapy helps us do is to separate the particular catastrophes of our family and social circumstances from the general catastrophe of having been born human and, thus, subject to illness, aging, death, and the dilemmas of intimacy.” – Deborah Anna Luepnitz 

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: making myself fully available to my patients with presence and attention, 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, exploring the reasons, known and yet to be know, why they are seeking help at this time. 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.