I have been a therapist in both private practice and residential treatment since 2008. Before that, I had a very different career, working in the television and film industry in both Chicago and Los Angeles from 1993 to 2006. As that career grew more physically and mentally taxing, I decided to make a change, and went back to school to get a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. I was licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist a few years later. My interests always tended towards a more depth and insight-oriented approach to therapy, and in 2017 I completed a Doctoral degree in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Education and Certifications
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2012-2017
Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2009-2010
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Antioch University Los Angeles 2004-2005
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Hamilton College 1986-1990
Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and German
In Heinz-sight: Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Expansiveness and the Grandiose Self. 2019 - Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, Vol. 14.
41st Annual IAPSP Conference - Vienna, Austria. October 2018. Paper Presentation: In Heinz-sight: Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Expansiveness and the Grandiose Self.
42nd Annual IAPSP Conference - Vancouver, Canada. October 2019. Paper presentation: Orange is (Not) the New White: Defensive Grandiosity and the Rise of Trump.
Daphne S. Stolorow Memorial Essay Award, 2018, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Publications, Presentations, Awards
Therapy is an opportunity to explore, illuminate, and eventually integrate experiences and emotions which may feel overwhelming and confusing. Together, we create a unique therapeutic relationship in which we safely explore and make sense of your feelings and experiences, and in the process, help you find more meaning and happiness in your life and in your relationships.