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Philosophy and Approach

Therapy is a unique relationship in which the therapist and patient work collaboratively to relieve pain and distress, to solve problems, to grow and feel stronger, and to heal. It is an emotionally intimate process that requires openness, vulnerability, and courage. While various theories of practice and development inform my work, each therapy relationship has its own unique facets. Each person who seeks therapy has a particular constellation of needs, goals, concerns, and life experiences, and I adapt my approach to each patient accordingly. Growth and healing emerge from a combination of shared understanding and insight, mutual compassion and encouragement, curiosity and exploration, and finally, mindfulness and hard work.

Professional Background

I have over twenty years of experience working in the mental health field. My clinical and training experiences are varied and include work with adults, adolescents, and children, in both private and institutional settings. Since I started my private practice in March of 2000 I have provided psychotherapy exclusively for adults and older adolescents.

I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and completed my internship at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Austin Group Psychotherapy Society
Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or to arrange a consultation.

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