Practice Area's

General Psychotherapy

I seek to meet the complex needs of individuals and families by using an integrative approach to psychotherapy, an approach that combines exploration, insight, and action.

I anticipate that through this approach, clients will

  • decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • learn to trust their inherent strengths
  • become more stable, flexible, adaptive, resilient, and balanced
  • move through life transitions successfully
  • and enhance and heal their most significant relationships.

Parenting

I help parents create strong and secure connections with their children. These connections help children become healthier and more resilient.

I specialize in working with parents

  • Who are expecting a baby or adjusting to life with a new baby
  • Who have adopted
  • Who are interested in developing stronger attachment patterns with their children
  • Who are experiencing a transition or crisis
  • Who are experiencing anxiety or depression.

Separation and Divorce

Divorce represents a crisis in the life of a family. During such a crisis, parents need to attend to their own emotional needs as well as the needs of their children.

We know from research that parents who seek psychotherapy during a separation or divorce help their children -- and themselves -- adjust better and heal faster.

Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning- Diane Poole-Heller

Contemporary research supports the notion that early experiences in childhood, as well as trauma at any point in our lifespan, can profoundly shape our interpersonal patterns in adult relationships. This may include interactions within primary partners, children, friends and co-workers.

With a deepening understanding of neurobiology and brain plasticity, we now know that we are capable of changing and healing patterns that no longer serve us. Working within this framework enables me to help patients make sense of their histories and restore a sense of openness and well being with self and others.

It is promising to know that this benefit is often extended to those we love as their, attachment patterns relationships may also heal and grow. Healthy relational patterning is linked with many aspects of well being such as nervous system regulation, resilience, optimism, curiosity, receptivity, empathy and compassion.