I have been practicing psychotherapy in Austin since 1992. My practice includes individual, couples, and group treatment. While my approach to each client is determined by that person’s specific needs and goals, there are several theoretical orientations that guide my work. These include psychodynamic, attachment, and modern psychoanalytic theory, as well as interpersonal psychology. I also utilize a variety of clinical methods, such as cognitive behavioral interventions, depending on the client’s needs. My interest in people and the satisfaction I get from my work motivate me to continue growing and learning about ways to be a more effective psychotherapist.
My work has always been informed by a deep belief in the importance of peoples’ relationships with themselves and with others. In recent years, advances in attachment theory, infant development, and affective neurobiology have underscored the importance of healthy relationships for psychological healing and as an essential part of mental health.
My practice also emphasizes the value of self-awareness and of learning about the ways that we treat ourselves and others. To achieve this, I help clients deepen their understanding of how their history impacts the way they live and their interaction with others.
Most people benefit from being able to experience and express a full range of emotions in a safe therapy relationship. The relationship also allows clients to develop a friendly curiosity about them self and about other people. This attitude can facilitate significant personal growth and learning.
In addition to my clinical work with clients, I supervise numerous therapists in the Austin community and co-lead a weekly training and consultation group for mental health professionals.
I am licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) by the State of Texas. Additionally, I am certified as a CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist) by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, and am a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (FAGPA).
- Relationship concerns
- Grief and loss
- Improving interpersonal communication
- Low self-esteem
- Addictions and recovery
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender concerns
- Self criticism and lack of self acceptance
- Sexual health
- Difficulties with family
- Loneliness and isolation
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Career concerns