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,
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:
- Grief and loss
- Shame and guilt
- 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
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.”