I began my private practice in 2010 in New York City. Since relocating to Sweden, I offer psychoanalytic treatment remotely online.
Online treatment is popular with students, freelancers, and those who work from home, as well as people who have relocated to another country and wish to speak with a native English speaker. For those who travel often – actors, creatives, entrepreneurs, business people – the ability to see a clinician remotely provides consistency and continuity of care. Remote treatment may also be preferred by persons of varying ability who may be homebound or experience difficulty commuting, as well as for those who live rurally and may not otherwise have access to high-quality psychoanalytic treatment.
My areas of expertise are psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, addressing anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as exploring repetitive patterns, dreams, fantasies, creativity, gender, sexuality, identity, and body.
I am fortunate to have had a wide range of experiences working in a variety of treatment modalities and clinical settings – including private practice, university student counseling, outpatient mental health, biofeedback, and hospital settings – with persons suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence, self-harm, dementia, grief, and loss, as well as transitioning into new careers, navigating life changes, interpersonal relationships, and acclimating to new cultures. I’ve also worked with people suffering from chronic medical conditions, including HIV, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, renal failure, and traumatic brain injury.
Psychological symptoms are not simply external problems to be overcome. Rather, they are messages speaking to unconscious conflicts, wishes, and desires. The best way to approach them is with a non-judgmental stance, remaining conscientious to not over-pathologize the human experience, paying attention to dreams and fantasies, and listening to the body. Understanding the roots of symptoms can decrease anxiety and inertia, and increase drive and creativity. Gaining insight into relationship patterns fosters the ability to break cycles and create healthier ways of living and interacting with others in romantic and professional relationships.
In my experience a combination of psychoanalytic treatment (talk therapy, usually twice per week), psychoeducation, and coping skills has proven to be the best method for attaining the long lasting results and consistent life changes one desires. I encourage the exploration of dreams and the unconscious to uncover the roots of relationship patterns, while providing psychoeducation and putting concrete stress management skills in place to help manage symptoms while doing the deeper work of talk therapy. This fosters creativity and helps to decrease inhibitions, symptoms, and anxiety.
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.
Standard session rate is $200 for 50 minutes. I work on a sliding scale for those in need, plus I have an extensive network of colleagues to which I may refer, so if you are interested in pursuing psychoanalysis, feel free to be in touch and we can discuss treatment options.