I’m a psychoanalyst in private practice since 2009. I specialize in offering quality psychoanalytic treatment remotely and online. This may be of interest for freelancers, students, people of varying abilities and those who live rurally and may not otherwise have access to psychoanalytic treatment, people who work from home, have small children, or may be homebound. This is also a useful framework for people with active lifestyles, who are constantly on the go – entrepreneurs, creatives, business people, actors, ex-pats; for those who often travel, the ability to see a high quality clinician remotely aids continuity of care.
My areas of expertise are psychoanalysis and psychological testing, treating anxiety and depression, as well as exploration of gender, sexuality, identity and body. I am fortunate to have a wide range of experience working in a variety of treatment modalities and clinical settings – including private practice, hospital settings, mental health clinics and universities – with persons suffering from depression and anxiety, eating disorders, sexual abuse, self-harm; university students transitioning into new careers and procuring long-term relationships; people suffering with chronic medical conditions, including HIV and other autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury; issues concerning older adults and the elderly, dementia, grief and loss. In my experience, a combination of psychoanalytic psychotherapy (talk therapy, usually 2-3 times per week), psychoeducation and coping skills has proven to be the best treatment for attaining the long lasting results and consistent life changes that one desires – encouraging exploration of the self, uncovering the roots of relationship patterns, fostering creativity, decreasing inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety – all while putting concrete stress management skills in place to help manage symptoms while doing the deeper work of talk therapy.
Psychological symptoms are not simply external problems to be overcome but rather messages speaking to unconscious wishes and conflicts. The best way to approach them is with a non-judgemental stance, remaining conscientious and to not over-pathologize the human experience. Pay attention to your dreams and fantasies, listen to your body. Understanding the root of symptoms can decrease anxiety while increasing drive and creativity. Gaining insight into relationship patterns fosters the ability to break unuseful cycles and create healthier ways of living and interacting with others in romatic and professional relationships.
I also provide consultation services for mental health practitioners and psychoanalysts in formation who are interested in deepening their understanding of psychoanalytic theory and practice.