“The truth is that every time a door closes behind us, the rest of the world opens up in front of us. All we need to do is stop pounding on the door that now is closed, turn, and see the largeness of life that lies open to our soul.” Anonymous
I moved into the formal practice of psychotherapy having journeyed through a number of prior professions including: education-teacher and school principle; executive search-partner in a small firm; international development-leading projects in the Middle East and the Balkans. I have lived and/or worked in the Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Israel, the West Bank, Pakistan, Croatia, Macedonia, and Bosnia. Living in different cultures from my own, taught me how to value difference without fear of giving up my own beliefs. The gifts of my life, my experience, inform my work with my clients.
I specialize in counseling individuals, couples and families in relationships: couples, parent/child, siblings, extended family, friends, workplace dynamics and most importantly, your relationship with yourself---as this is what creates the base from which you move in the world, in relationship to others. Areas of focus include:
• life transitions and the impact they have on us and our relationships;
• navigating depression, emotional disregulation, Schizophrenia, various life style choices, professional and employment challenges, anxiety, and other struggles challenging one’s ability to realize their potential;
• developing strong communication skills and making the accompanying shift from looking at the world around us for reason to taking responsibility for self.
• Working with couples from a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication, deepening emotional intimacy and relationship satisfaction
• Life transitions and the impact they have on us and our relationships;
• Navigating depression, disordered eating, various life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles challenging one’s ability to realize their potential.
• Developing strong communication skills and making the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self.