I've received advanced training in cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, relational/cultural, dialectal behavioral therapies, existential psychoanalysis, and clinical hypnosis. My clinical practice is grounded in mindfulness, informed by the relational/cultural model developed by the Stone Center, and integrates both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. I work with a wide range of people who are coping with a variety of life issues. I have a particular affinity for working with issues related to trauma, anxiety and depression, as well as self-injurious and addictive behaviors that limit the freedom of human desire. I also enjoy working with people who seek to enhance their creativity by exploring their psyche. My clinical and research interests are focused on the intersection between the individual and their larger communities as well as how people who are traditionally from groups that are oppressed, forgotten, or hurt can heal and find liberation. I've spoken at numerous national conferences on these issues.
On a more personal note, I have an avid interest in stories, including those told through literature moves, and the spoken word; and through the metaphors of music, art, photography, and dance. I do my best to balance the seriousness of psychotherapy with a gentle and irreverent sense of humor.
I'm a licensed psychologist and maintain a private practice on Harvard Square in Cambridge Massachusetts. I work with adolescents and adults both individually and as couples. I have a special interest in helping couples (of all different configurations) create healthy clear lines of communication and understanding. You can fine my irreverent musings about psychology, therapy, live, and dogs at my blogs: Magnolia the Therapy Dog and the Irreverent Psychologist.
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