My clinical practice has evolved with my own journey, and while my expertise treating trauma and the dissociative disorders remains an area of clinical engagement for me, I embrace the path of self discovery and personal growth offered us throughout the life cycle. Each phase of life offers opportunities for such growth-- from early adulthood (often including residuals of adolescence) through the formation and maturing of our adult identity and life goals, to middle life and the career and family changes it brings, to the physical and emotional transformations of our older years, and on through the remainder of our lives. How we use these opportunities, or if we use them at all, often sets the tone for our emotional and cognitive development and overall well-being.
Where seeking psychological help was once seen by many as a sign of weakness or of intractable mental illness, today psychotherapy is more the rule than the exception and often involves seeking life guidance or simply having an objective sounding board for the ideas and emotions circulating through our beings. When left unexpressed, or as Freud called it, “unexamined,” these ideas and emotions can take on a veritable life of their own, surging and spinning beneath the surface of our conscious awareness and causing mischief, in some cases so devastating that it seems there is no way out. Often just putting into words the thoughts and fears of one’s lifetime thus far can allow forward movement and healing to begin to take place.
Whatever you're facing, you don't have to handle your challenges alone.
Let's see what we can accomplish together.