I am a practitioner of Experiential Dynamic Therapy. This method does not feature a “talk it out” approach but instead fosters attentive observation of minute to minute interactions and internal experiences. Through this method we are able to rapidly come to a deep understanding of your patterns of relating to yourself and your feelings. The work involves paying close attention to the ways feelings are avoided and interrupting the habitual cycle so that buried emotions can be experienced in session and integrated in a healthier manner.
We develop coping mechanisms when we are young. In time, the ways we found to protect ourselves in childhood often become like an outgrown overcoat–more of a hindrance than a protection in our present reality. Because these mechanisms are unconscious, we need to investigate to clarify how they operate and to assess if they have become outmoded and no longer useful.
Once it is clear that mechanisms have been outgrown and are getting in the way, they are often spontaneously discarded like an old coat that is taking up space but not keeping us warm any more. What a relief! The result is a sense of freedom and vitality that allows for healthy engagement with life freed from crippling defenses and anxiety.
This method requires that you and I both put 100% effort toward achieving your goals. Therapy is hard work and requires willingness and courage. I have the energy, compassion and skills to assist you to overcome blocks to becoming the person you can be. I can help to mobilize the healthy part of you toward liberation from the tyranny of your self punitive mechanisms. Together we can make a difference in your life. Life is short and I endeavor to work as swiftly as possible toward your goals.
I’ve worked with individuals and groups for over 40 years. My style is direct and collaborative, energetic and engaging. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to help you to understand and overcome your difficulties.
I practice Experiential Dynamic Therapy. My style is highly engaged and focused on close moment to moment observation in session. Together we will determine the nature of your difficulties and work collaboratively to address their roots.