Basic to our work would be an in-depth and ongoing discussion of the challenges you're facing, the difficulties you may have in identifying or expressing certain feelings, and the struggles you may encounter in some relationships.  I strive to provide a setting in which you can safely explore your deepest --- even buried ---questions and feelings.  I variously adopt the roles of observer, supporter, advisor, motivator, or investigator.  I believe that interweaving exploration of your childhood experiences with the current patterns in your life can often help promote understanding and change.

My work is primarily informed by relational theory, which provides the tools for exploring how you approach your relationships, including your relationship with me, and how your expectations can at times limit or enhance the quality of your life.  With some people, I also use EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to help with more rapid processing of traumatic memory.