I began my private practice in 2010 in New York City. Since relocating to Sweden, I offer psychoanalytic treatment remotely online.
Since 2020, this type of practice has become commonplace and many have found they prefer to work this way. Online treatment is popular with students, freelancers and those who work from home, as well as for those who travel often. For those who are on the go – entrepreneurs, creatives, business people, actors – the ability to see a clinician remotely provides consistency and continuity of care. Remote treatment may also be preferable for persons of varying ability, who may be homebound or experience difficulty traveling, as well as for those who live rurally and may not otherwise have access to high-quality treatment. Online treatment may also be preferable for those who have relocated to another country and wish to speak with a native English speaker.
My areas of expertise are psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, treating anxiety and depression, as well as exploration of gender, sexuality, identity and body. I am fortunate to have a wide range of experiences working in a variety of treatment modalities and clinical settings – including private practice, university student counseling, outpatient mental health and hospitals – with persons suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and self-harm; transition into new careers, relationships and/or cultures; chronic medical conditions, including HIV, 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 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 that one desires; encouraging exploration of the self, uncovering the roots of relationship patterns, and 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 to not over-pathologize the human experience, paying attention to your dreams and fantasies, and listening to your body. Understanding the roots of symptoms can decrease anxiety while increasing drive and creativity. Gaining insight into relationship patterns fosters the ability to break cycles that have outgrown their use and create healthier ways of living and interacting with others in romantic 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.