I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in both Texas and California, and in my second decade of private practice. I earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors in Business from Pace University, New York. I completed an intensive two year fellowship at The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for many years in the corporate world of Manhattan. This experience gave me an in-depth understanding of the pressures, demands, and expectations experienced by those working in these settings. As someone who has has made a significant life and career transition, I know how hard it can be to sort out what really matters to you – and how equally challenging it can be to figure out what to do next. My private practice focuses exclusively on individual psychotherapy, specializing in the challenges that adults face including:
- Major life transitions
- Relationship and intimacy issues
- Career dissatisfaction and transition
- Mood Disorders
- Questions around life purpose and meaning
I have extensive training and experience in psychodynamic, attachment and relational psychotherapy. These types of therapies focus on relationship, particularly the relational template learned from our parents/caregivers and how that learning has impacted our own way of being in the world, particularly in close relationships.
I have served on the board and am a member of the Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. I stay abreast of new therapeutic developments as an active member of the Psychoanalytic Division of the APA, the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).