"Social Support is not the same as merely being in the presence of others. The critical issue is reciprocity: being truly heard and seen...feeling that we are held in someone else's mind and heart" Bessel Van Der Kolk
My desire to work as an analyst emerges from my deep and abiding belief that transformation, growth, and a sense of peace is possible. I believe that happens best in a space where one can be truly heard and seen as well as held in my mind and heart. My work as an analyst, much like my work as an artist, is a passionate endeavor.
I work with individuals suffering with depression, anxiety, social isolation, and a variety of phobias. I have also worked for many years with individuals living with a variety of personality disorders. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing challenges, conflicts, and/or confusion with sexuality, sexual impulsivity, gender identity, infertility, and adoption.
I also have found great fulfillment working with individuals who are battling blocks in their writing or creative work.
I earned my clinical doctoral degree at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and have been working with clients since 2012.
I am a member in good standing in the following organizations: Division 39 (the psychoanalytic section) of the American Psychological Association; the Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology; the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology; the Society for Modern Psychoanalysis; and, the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
In addition to my clinical work, I have a doctoral degree in Sociology and have written extensively on issues of gender, sexuality, and emotion for two decades.
As an artist. I believe that my experience as an artist helps me better understand the symbolic and non-verbal expressions of the children and adults with whom I work.