I am a psychotherapist with a private practice for adults of all ages. My office is conveniently located in the north end of Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.
My approach to psychotherapy is anchored by the theory and technique of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). As this web site continues to expand, you will be able to read more about this approach and my involvement with it, here and on linked sites.
Effective psychotherapy results from a specific set of therapist attributes. Among these are experience, skill, confidence, emotional authenticity, versatility and warmth. These are the qualities I bring to each client relationship. You can read more about the way I do this on other pages on this site.
Collaboration is another essential factor for psychotherapeutic success. To this end, I make it a priority to know specifically what my clients are striving for, so I can whole-heartedly support them in achieving their goals. At the same time, I encourage clients to meet me with their own determination to do the challenging and rewarding work of psychotherapy. With equal engagement in the process, my clients reach their goals.
Time is also an important aspect of my approach. I approach each session as if it were the only session. Life is too precious to waste.
I welcome your inquiries, and would be happy to schedule an initial consultation, so you can experience my work first hand.