About Me & My Practice

A psychoanalyst and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), I’ve been practicing since 2001. In addition to my private practice, I have years of experience working in community mental health with individuals, couples, and groups.

I have a certificate in psychoanalysis from the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). I have trained in EMDR, an effective therapy for trauma and many other issues, and am also certified in Imago Therapy, a helpful method for improving communication and connection between partners and family members.

I also contribute to the profession by supervising therapists and publishing articles in psychoanalytic journals, including the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

I work well with a spectrum of typical issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Shame and guilt
  • Self-esteem

  • Body image and mind-body pain
  • Life transitions
  • Family dynamics
  • Couples & relationship difficulties
  • Dissatisfaction with work
  • Feeling “stuck” in life

In addition, I have many years of experience in the LGBTQ+ communities and take pride in offering a non-judgmental, affirmative space to talk about queer identities and sexualities. I specialize in working positively with:

  • Gay men, lesbians, & bisexuals
  • Transgender, non-binary, & gender expansive clients
  • Families, friends, & significant others
  • Sex workers
  • Gender identity
  • HIV-related concerns
  • Coming out & transitioning
  • Polyamory
  • Kink

Finally, prior to my career as a clinician, I obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing. I continue to write and publish, both creatively and professionally, and bring my experience as a writer to my therapy work with people in the arts. I have helped many artists, writers, and performers move through blocks in their creativity and careers.

“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.”
–Rollo May