The issues I treat most effectively are (not in order of effectiveness): depression, relationship to self, overwhelming sadness, abuse/trauma, relationship problems, low
Modalities I practice are psychodynamic, psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, client centered.
Improving one’s relationship to self is the key to success in relationships of all types. I specialize in assessing this all important relationship and bringing awareness to the quality of relating to self.
An unaccepting and disrespectful relationship to self is the cause of depression, low
Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults, children ages 10 through adolescence, and couples. I see people for
I am a WA State Certified Supervisor for unlicensed therapists working toward licensure.
I work effectively with people suffering from depression, low
I also provide consultation for other therapists.
I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Psychotherapy is a once or twice a week therapy. Psychoanalysis is three or four times a week and a more intensive work that triggers some regression into old patterns of relating that still exist and tend to be repeated. The regression is necessary because these counterproductive patterns must be understood consciously in how they play out and what purpose they serve if they are to be modified.
One such pattern of relating that I specialize in is separation anxiety that triggers a fear of rejection and then negative self-judgment. The old and current compulsion is to try to avoid these feelings by limiting human contact or trying to control the expression and behavior of the other. This can lead to relationship problems and also to feeling lonely, unchosen, unworthy, fearful of contact, isolated, disliked, angry, depressed, and being alone.
Psychoanalysis has the frequency and continuity that make it a very effective and efficient treatment. The issues that bring one to therapy come up in the therapy creating the best opportunity for change. With the frequency of
Psychotherapy is conducted in the same way but with less emotional intensity due to the lower frequency of sessions. Because of this psychotherapy is the best choice for some. One method isn’t inherently better than the other just better for some than for others.