My Practice

My primary focus is on developing a greater capacity for awareness and integration. In session, I use mindfulness to blend relational, interpretive, and somatic methodologies.

What does this look like?    It can take many forms.  Sometimes it looks like helping you stay grounded and in the room while we process past trauma.  Sometimes it involves taking the time to develop the authentic and supportive relationship you need in order to begin to express feelings and thoughts that are quite difficult to share.  Sometimes it means drawing our mutual attention to what is occurring in the present moment, and using that moment to build insight into the relationship between past and present experience.  Sometimes it means asking questions, wondering and exploring together.  Sometimes it means sitting in silence.

It’s been my joy to study a wide variety of clinical approaches – through classic drive and object relations theories to neurobiologically informed attachment and relational theories.  Don't worry if you don't understand the jargon.  I am struck more by their similarities than their differences. One common thread is our innate capacity to heal through relationship.  Another is the importance of understanding your process.  A third is the need to balance challenge with acceptance. The list goes on . . .

If you prefer coaching, advice, or worksheets, we are probably not the best match – but I may have a referral for you, so feel free to ask. If you are searching for a space to bring parts of yourself that don’t seem to fit so well into your day to day life, to sort out experiences that are hard to understand, or even hard to think about, I can help.

Presently, I work with adults and couples in my Santa Monica office and with children, adolescents  and families at the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA. You can view my profile here