The world around us shapes the world within us and our ways of being with one another. When you begin to understand your life story and find value in even the most difficult times you've encountered, the world can become a place of freedom and possibility.
Psychological wellbeing is about more than diagnostic labels and biological symptoms, it is connected to the ways we navigate cultural ideas about what we should desire and how we should live, as well as historical and social structures that impact us. Depression, anxiety and other symptoms are very often bound up with these forces. I offer help with struggles around intimacy, relationships and work; clarifying and aligning personal values with life choices; childhood neglect and trauma; academic and social issues particular to college and graduate students; and issues relating to identity and the sociopolitical world.
I treat people in once or twice per week psychotherapy, or three or more session per week psychoanalysis. Contemporary relational psychoanalysis is an interpersonal experience that emphasizes the healing properties of two or more people collaboratively making sense of life. Based on current psychoanalytic studies plus research in child development, memory, neurobiology, and culture, contemporary psychoanalysis is an advanced method for making sense of ourselves and the world around us.