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 historical, familial and sociocultural ideas about what we should desire and how we should live. Depression, anxiety and other symptoms are very often bound up with these forces. I offer help with struggles around intimacy and relationships; clarifying and aligning personal values with life choices; the post traumatic impacts of childhood neglect and trauma; and academic, family and social issues particular to college and graduate students.
Contemporary psychoanalysis is a far cry from the outdated depictions of a silent and withholding therapist. It is an alive and engaging interpersonal experience that provides a deep understanding of one's life experiences, relational patterns and unconscious motivations. Because so much of what informs our choices operates outside of consciousness, awakening to what lies beneath the surface can be a profoundly empowering and life-changing experience.