Hello and Welcome to my website! When people come to treatment with problems, it is important to remember that they are trying to cope with them in the best way they can. With that in mind, I offer a reflective and engaging partnership with my patients, working toward the goal of helping them to be authentic and compassionate in a world that can be extremely stressful.
I have been working with adults, children and adolescents for over 30 years as a psychotherapist. I have extensive experience working with individuals and groups around the following issues:
Although my work is solidly grounded in psychodynamic, cognitive/learning, and systems theories, my approach is client-centered, practical and strengths-based. I try to bring honesty, warmth, and humor to the therapy relationship. I am LGBTQIA affirmative, and invested in doing cross-cultural therapy which is culturally sensitive.
Many therapists know little about video games, and they may dismiss it as unimportant, or assume it is a problem. I am gamer-affirmative therapist, meaning I am more interested in understanding your in-world experience and activity than pathologizing it.