I am a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in the Cherry Creek Area of Denver, and I have been a practicing mental health professional here in this city since 1985. Patients in my practice are adults in psychoanalysis, adults in psychotherapy, and adult couples. My mental health discipline was Clinical Social work before I began my career in psychoanalysis nearly 20 years ago. In addition to the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, I am on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the Department of Psychiatry.
I am Certified in Psychoanalysis and a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis (FABP). I am a Training and Supervising Analyst for the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and a member of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society.
My Approach to psychoanalysis and psychotherapy therapy is informed and conducted from a psychoanalytic perspective:
- This theoretical framework recognizes and attempts to help patients understand the repetitious patterns of thinking, feeling, perceiving, and behaving, which have interfered with their contentment or success in relationships and/or work.
- These particular kinds of conflicts and struggles are often out of our awareness.
- The process of the clinical work is to explore and discover one's mind, motivations, and resistances in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
- Goals in this kind of therapy are knowledge and growth of the self in order to live a fuller, richer life, with less psychic angst and pain.