Services for Patients
Mood and Long-standing Emotional Disturbance
Mood disorders are often described as depression, anxiety, obsessive worry or repetitive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. These may look like someone struggling with feeling sad or low, loss of interest and motivation, feelings of worthlessness or guilt and disturbances in sleeping and eating patterns. They may look or sound like repetitive patterns of behavior or emotional experiences that are self-defeating. These experiences are often described as being self-defeating, making it difficult to grow and change. This often leaves people feeling confused about why they continue to do what they do.
Trauma and Dissociative/Somatic Disorders
People who have experienced either one-time traumatic events such as car accidents, sexual assaults, domestic violence, combat or other types of intense, time-limited traumatic events may exhibit signs of mood disorders like depression and anxiety, as well as signs of PTSD. These often leave people feeling confused, uncertain and afraid of the world around them.
People who have experienced prolonged exposure to emotionally, physically and environmentally traumatizing experiences may experience complex forms of Complex and Delayed Onset PTSD as well as a wide range of symptoms that make it difficult to feel safe in any number of environments and relationships.
In all of these situations psychoanalytic psychotherapy services to aid patients in finding greater understanding of their experiences and greater freedom from the repetitive patterns and symptoms that have kept them stuck.
I have experience in providing psychotherapy for heterosexual and same-sex couples, as well as those in non-monogamous relationships experiencing any of the following:
- preparing for and adjusting to the adoption/birth of children
- Seeking to reconnect after long separations due to work or military service
- Who have experienced traumatic events either as individuals or as a couple
- Seeking marital/pre-marital therapy
- Going through sexual identity and gender transitions
- Difficulty with emotional and/or sexual intimacy
- Communication problems
- Feeling disconnected, isolated
- Trust issues
- Anxiety, fear, and aggression
- Parenting concerns