"...it is the law of love that rules mankind. It gives me ineffable joy to go on trying to prove that." - M. Gandhi
mother: "To my great surprise, my boy, you were free.
son: I was scared by one thing after another. I still am.
mother: Naturally, how could it be otherwise. You can either be fearless, or you can be free, you can't be both." - J. Berger
about me and my approach
I bring a diverse background and passionate commitment to my work. I believe this allows me to offer you more richness and understanding than I might otherwise be able to do. I have degrees in psychology and engineering and a master's degree in clinical counseling. I continue to deeply explore Jungian methods, yoga, eastern thought, mindfulness and meditation. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, my professional experiences include brain and vascular research, electrical engineering, corporate technical management, and professional life and career coaching. With a mixture of acceptance, appreciation, awe, and respect, I believe we all reach toward wholeness and well-being in our own individual way.
My approach to therapy honors and incorporates a wide range of philosophies of human nature, including psychodynamic, object relations, attachment, Buddhist mindfulness, existentialism, humanism, neurobiology, and feminism. Simply, we all want relief from suffering. We want less fear and pain, more happiness, fulfillment, belonging, and joy. We want to feel seen and heard, to be respected and loved. We want to discover our creative meaning for being here. Finding our way to these elusive pots of gold can feel confusing, frustrating, and hopeless.
Therapy is the ideal environment for you to safely, openly, without judgment or embarrassment, without responsibility to anyone but you, explore and discover your deeper self. It's not always easy or pleasant, and it takes time, but when approached with genuine care and curiosity, therapy opens doors to a greater sense of freedom and fulfillment.