In my office in San Diego. I utilize the techniques listed below, and my priority is to make the therapeutic relationship work for you. That is the key to success (and peer-reviewed studies agree!).
I am a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider versed in the regulations and best practices for providing online psychotherapy that is competent, safe, and confidential across platforms. Above all, I create an effective sense of connection with talking, video, email and text. I work internationally and in many states.
The experience of being in a new country can be highly stressful, even if you’re there for good reasons. I combine an extensive background treating traumatic stress with proven methods of behavior change to address some common elements of the stresses of being an expat, including insomnia, anxiety and depression symptoms, weight management, and staying organized and motivated.
I have extensive experience working with faculty and students from prominent universities, particularly in New York City.
Helps you see the reasons and causes of thoughts and behaviors you would like to address in therapy. Difficult thoughts, moods and behaviors happen for good reasons we must respect and understand in order to make long-term change happen. I have years of post-graduate training and supervision in this method, and was analyzed by a prominent New York City psychoanalyst.
Helps those who are already motivated to change and would like to learn tools and skills to make change happen relatively quickly. This includes extensive use of homework exercises and practice between sessions.
Speaks to deeply engrained elements of the psyche which powerfully influence current reactions, thoughts and behaviors. These elements may make change feel dangerous, scary and difficult, even if you consciously know it’s a good idea. It uses elements of psychoanalytic insight into childhood experience, practical focus on thought patterns found in CBT, and experiential exercises with imaginary dialogues, flash cards, and voice recordings. It very effectively uses both empathy and compassionate confrontation.