In my practice as a psychotherapist, I have enjoyed a rich, diverse life from New York City to the wilderness of Alaska. I grew up in Brooklyn New York, attending graduate school and psychoanalytic training in Manhattan. Living in Greenwich Village, the community of arts and alternative culture influenced my personal and professional growth.
On the other end of the spectrum, from 2003 through 2011, I lived with my family in Southeast Alaska in our off-the-grid home on a peninsula bordering one of the deepest fjords in North America. Our home is accessible only by foot or small boat, depending on the tides. This approach is always beautiful, but at its most challenging could include gale-force-winds, ice-cloaked rock and wading through a rising creek. In 2011 I opened an office in Eugene Oregon, a short walk from the University of Oregon, where I practice most of the year. In the summer I work in my office in Haines Alaska.
Some people feel shame and worry that they will be judged as weak, if they work with a psychotherapist. Passionate about de-mystifying psychotherapy and the relational issues we all experience, I produced Shrink Rap, a radio show for public radio station KHNS. The show features acting and analysis of the psychological and emotional reactions we have to everyday life.
Difficulties with transitions inspire people to consult a therapist. Some struggle with loss while others are afraid to risk, for fear of losing love. Therapy is a journey, for all who participate. I look forward to sharing creative approaches to psychotherapy with you.
Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and students who experience a wide range of emotions including fear, anxiety and depression, sometimes as a result of trauma and loss.
Clinical supervision for interns and psychotherapists.
Consultations for schools, physicians and community groups seeking education and support for mental health issues.
Telephone sessions and live internet video is available for those who are at a distance from my office.