Psychotherapy profoundly changes lives, and the most important aspect of counseling is to chose the right therapist. You want to find someone you can trust, who makes you feel understood, and who can offer an outside perspective and expert guidance. My website is designed to convey who I am, express my therapeutic style and focus, and to discuss some of the problems often addressed in psychotherapy.


Depression and Mood Disorders

Depression is a common term and one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Depression can range from being severely debilitating to a milder and more chronic condition. Depression is highly treatable. Unfortunately, stigma surrounding depression inhibits many from seeking treatment. Depression is an illness and not a sign of weakness.


Most people are happiest when they are in fulfilling relationships. Relationships with family, friends, and co-workers can have a major impact on everyday life. Relationship stress or conflict can contribute to conditions like anxiety and depression.


Anxiety is a normal emotion. At low levels, anxiety can be motivating and adaptive. At high, constant levels, it can be impairing and interfere with normal routines and relationships. Anxiety does not have a specific cause, but there are several factors which make it more likely.

Childhood Trauma and PTSD

Trauma is a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Trauma is the witnessing or experiencing of a traumatic incident such as an accident, assault, natural disaster or combat-related events. Another type of trauma is that related to stressors that occurred early in life, were prolonged or repetitive, were interpersonal and involved physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect.