4809 Saint Elmo Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
NW DC (Wesley Heights)
4314 Cathedral Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
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For 28 years clients have entered through my doors seeking psychotherapy and consultations. The come with issues of grief, anxiety, depression, insufficient motivation or confidence, difficult personalities, anger management, dysfunctional relationships, and many others. The one common denominator is a compelling awareness that their life is not as good as it could be. I help them better understand their feelings, decisions (good and bad), and relationships, so they experience less distress and anxiety, and more joy, success and confidence. They leave with increased self-awareness about how to make better choices and take care of themselves, so their lives and relationships become healthier and more fulfilling.
I am an Experiential Psychologist, meaning powerful and permanent change/growth comes primarily from your experience of our relationship -our communication, open expression of feelings, disagreements, trust, empathy, etc- and the internalization through practice and repitition of healthier relating. Through vigorous dialogue and emotional interchange, you are encouraged to push through feelings of shame, grief, rage, and fear so as to develop a new, more realistic, self-concept and awareness of your responsibilities, needs, and limitations. You will learn/practice better boundary setting, directness and openness, and how to process (instead of acting out on) intense feelings.
My therapy draws from a wide a array of current and classic clinical techniques and strategies, and I rely haevily on clinical intuition developed over thousands of therapy hours. I also incorporate real world knowledge gleaned from experiences with parenting, animal behavior, sports and coaching, organizational consulting, meditation and yoga, cross-cultural relationships, and a variety of previous professions.
My goal always is to help clients feel safe, supported and understood, while also pushing them to reach their full human potential.
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INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: Individual sessions with Adults, Young Adults, Teens, and Children. 45-60 minutes.
THERAPY: Sessions for couples (Married/unmarried, straight/gay), 60 minutes.
GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY: Group sessions with up to 8 members per group. 75-90 minutes.
COUPLES GROUP THERAPY: Group sessions with 3-4 couples. 75-90 minutes.
CONSULTATION AND SUPERVISION: By appointment.