My practice orientation is primarily a relational psychodynamic approach. Additional influences include attachment theory and mindfulness. My clinical approach is gender-informed, trauma-informed, and attends to the impact of experiences of oppression on both the internal and external aspects of my clients’ lives.
In therapy, these combined perspectives enable me to attend to the underlying causes of your difficulties and dilemmas in a manner that is informed by your unique history and tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. When indicated, my integrated approach addresses the immediate need for symptom reduction in the context of a longer-term, relationally-based treatment that is geared toward identifying and attending to the root causes of your symptoms.
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I teach psychodynamic theory and practice. I am on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas in Durham, NC, and was selected as a 2017 teaching fellow for the American Psychoanalytic Association’s (APsaA) Teachers’ Academy. I also serve as an adjunct assistant professor, course coordinator, and faculty field advisor for the Smith College School for Social Work’s MSW program, and I co-facilitate a monthly mentoring teleconference for students in the Smith College School for Social Work’s PhD program.