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Therapy Services

Some are veterans in therapy and others arrive anxious and not knowing what to expect. Some look for a quick fix and advice on what to do differently. No matter how you may show up, I'll be happy to first address your expectations of therapy and together decide on how we may best work together. There are countless types of psychotherapy, many of which have been researched. Because I have been trained broadly in some of the major schools of thought, I tend towards an eclectic style, meaning I integrate various types of psychotherapies based on the problem at hand. That being said, my personal and professional experiences have led me to preference psychoanalytic treatment. Some describe this style of treatment as "getting to the root cause," but I like to think of it as understanding the dynamics of our mind so that it is easier to maneuver in life. While our goal includes reducing symptoms, true emotional wellness is feeling better on the surface but also layers deeper. As we are all unique individuals, I always keep in mind factors that account for diverse experiences in the world including race, sex, gender, age, ability, and economic background. 

 

Conditions I treat include but are not limited to:

 

  • Addiction​ including behavioral and substance

  • Relationship stress, dating or endings

  • Grief and life transitions

  • Panic around separation or fear of abandonment

  • Chronic long-term and single incident trauma

  • Personality disorders including those affected by narcissistic partners or family members

  • Chronic worry and anxiety 

There are few experiences in life that champion the feelings of being in love and enjoying deeply-connected romantic and family companionship. While conflict that leads to therapy does not exist in all relationships, it is unsurprising that we may find ourselves in challenging disagreements or a lack of connection without a clue on how to resolve it. Many of us were not taught directly on how to work though conflict and yet we want our relationships to work out. I specialize in working with relationships, whether romantic, friendship or familial. My overall approach is informed by Emotion Focused Therapy for couples as well as the Gottman Method. I have advanced training in both modalities through their official training programs. It may feel overwhelming to admit to yourself that your relationship needs outside help. I strive to provide a warm and safe-feeling place where we can sort through what may feel like chaos, disconnection or a quiet sense of dissatisfaction. 

 

Couples therapy may feel right for you in the following instances: 

  • Loss of trust especially in instances such an infidelity

  • Improving communication

  • Having the same fights over and over or fearing conflict

  • Differences in parenting style, sexual intimacy and life goals

  • Difficulty empathizing with one another or struggling to open up

  • Falling out of love or considering divorce

  • Family reunification

Having worked in a male-dominated profession during my former career, I have appreciated the unique challenges and triumphs of masculinity and the male gender. Men, like women, are born with a script on what is acceptable behavior including how to express emotions, carry specific burdens and interact with others. Because of limits based in male socialization of how men can be open about their internal life, some men may find it difficult to come to therapy. Due to my clinical experience and professional affiliation with the American Psychological Association's Men and Masculinities division as a board member, I am honored to embark on self-improvement journeys alongside men who are working to be better humans.  

I am currently licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and see patients in person, however, I am also capable of working with clients in most states in the US due to my tele-health license through PsyPact. Tele-health may also be the most appropriate form of therapy for those who have mobility limitations or find their own home a more comfortable space to be open in therapy. While I look forward to seeing my clients in person every day, online therapy can be a way to work on yourself when transportation and convenience are important factors. 

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