I am a friendly, approachable therapist who specializes in putting you at ease by offering a safe, supportive, relaxed environment where we can do our best work together. I focus on building a healing relationship, utilizing a psychodynamic approach that incorporates elements of both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and a deep empathy for your pain and personal struggle. On that scaffolding we will drape the fabric of your new life, enhancing your self-esteem, defeating the existential blues, and helping you reach your goals. Whatever is troubling you — anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality — I offer insight based on close, active listening, combined with a keen understanding of the social, political, and ecological contexts in which we all exist. In-network with Aetna and Optum.