Adult Therapy

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards
— Soren Kierkegaard

Adult therapy comprises about half of my practice. I treat a wide variety of issues, including work and relationship problems, depression and anxiety, addictions, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and so on. I also have a special interest in working with patients experiencing psychotic symptoms and Borderline Personality Disorder.

As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I create an open, safe space for clients to express their feelings and thoughts while I carefully and empathically listen and offer ideas that further unpack the client’s story. Understanding how traumatic experiences in client’s pasts have shaped who they are and may underlie their current conflict is central to the psychodynamic method. Trauma leaves a wound in a person that does not heal itself, but often requires remembering and feeling it again in a safe place, with the right person. Once a deeper understanding of how painful experiences from the past stick with us and repeat themselves in the present occurs, real healing and change can become possible.    

The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry
— Ralph Waldo Emerson