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Welcome

          

       "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." - Buddha

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers

 

          If you are feeling stuck in the pain of the past, healing is possible.   It is never too late to rewrite your story and free yourself from old, limiting beliefs.  Life is a process of creation, as is psychotherapy.   The MOST important relationship you have is with yourself - your thoughts, feelings and body.   That is good news because that is the only thing you can change.   As a therapist, I aim to help my clients create a fulfilled life, with enhanced freedom of choice.  My style is very interactive and personal.  I believe that a warm therapeutic relationship provides the safety from which a client can explore past experiences, relationships and self-perceptions.  We all carry our histories into our present endeavors.   Identifying limiting beliefs and expectations and facillitating the creation of a new vision of self and others is all part of the therapeutic process.   I integrate my extensive training in psychoanalytic work with my interest in and belief in the healing power of meditation, as it promotes self awareness, authenticity and compassion for self and others.   It is truly exciting and rewarding to be a part of the transformation of a client's life, both internal and external. 
 
        I tailor my work to suit the needs of each individual, couple or family, addressing both symptoms and problems in living from both a direct, solution-based approach as well as from an indepth understanding of the root causes of these struggles.   I strongly believe that the goal of psychotherapy is to enhance one's freedom of choice in living a life free from the constraints of unresolved conflicts.   

       I have 23 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents and couples.  I am Co-founder and Co-Director of the recently established Westport Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, a therapeutic centerdedicated to the integration of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.   I have a great deal of experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, school and work difficulties, ADD, substance abuse and personailty disorders.   I specialize in helping individuals and families throughout the divorce process and post-divorce.   I also have a focus upon helping parents address specific parenting concerns and stressors.   I have a great deal of experience working with adolescent girls and have followed many of them through their college years.

      I provide these services for children, adolescents, adults and couples:

Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Groups and Workshops:  
CURRENT GROUP FOR ADOLESCENTS STARTING 5/29 6:15-7:45  LEARN2BREATHE: An 8 Week Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation Focused Group
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship and Work-related Issues, Divorce Related Counseling and Support Groups, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse Recovery Support

  I also provide supervision for licensed therapists interested in integratng mindfulness and psychotherapy.

      Whether you are looking to work on a specific life challenge you are currently facing or if you are interested in enhancing your self-awareness and reflectiveness, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

      Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.