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Psychoanalysis

I’ve been in private practice since 2010. Currently, I specialize in offering quality psychoanalytic treatment remotely online. This type of practice has become commonplace since the pandemic began, and many prefer to work this way. Online treatment is popular with students, freelancers, those who work from home or may have small children. Remote treatment may be preferable for persons of varying ability, who may be homebound or may experience difficulty traveling, as well as for those who live rurally and may not otherwise have access to treatment. It is also a useful modality for those who travel often or relocate for love, work or education. For those who are on the go – entrepreneurs, creatives, business people, actors, students – the ability to see a high-quality clinician remotely online aids with consistency and continuity of care. Remote treatment is also useful for ex-pats, for those who have moved 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 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, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual abuse, self-harm; university students transitioning into new careers and procuring long-term relationships; those 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 treatment (talk therapy, usually twice 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 to not over-pathologize the human experience, paying attention to your dreams and fantasies and listening 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 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.