Change is a delicate process. A good fit with a trusted therapist definitely helps.
Between training and private practice, I have been dedicated to facilitating clients’ growth for 13 years. I help people share their emotional burdens, understand themselves, and see new possibilities. Accompanying people on their quests to lead conscious, compassionate, and fulfilling lives is my jam.
I work within a fairly traditional psychotherapeutic framework, though I have a somewhat unconventional background.
I skipped Psych 101 at Haverford College. I didn’t see what research on rodent behavior had to do with lived human experience. I ended up creating my own major combining Religion and Art History when I transferred to UMass Amherst and continued to study people in context in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.
I’m often doing things a little bit differently. Sometimes different is good.
I worked in museums and auction houses in New York for six years, which helped me realize just how dysfunctional people could be and that I’d rather be dealing with people’s issues more openly and directly. My own therapy had helped me a lot, and after a preliminary year of training, which included clinical experience, I had a sense that I would find the work compelling and meaningful. If I can borrow from the Japanese, being a therapist is my ikigai.
After five years of training and certification from The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, I passed the requirements to become a licensed psychoanalyst in New York (#000933) in 2015 and have been in private practice since. I am also a nationally certified psychoanalyst and provide consultation on topics where psychoeducation and neurodiversity meet.