Here we'll explore the psychology of a healthy mind and body and the relationship to other people.
I work with people in an interactive process and attend to concerns that are most present and pressing. Depression and anxieties often stem from needs and desires that are not accepted, or may not even be acknowledged. Almost certainly the toll is paid in physical symptoms such as problems with self-care, or in relationships, ranging from compulsive behaviors and addictions to destructive patterns in marriage and relationships.
Through the process of psychotherapy, whether individual, couples or group, you can develop a more satisfying sense of self and greater freedom in relating to others.
Your concerns are carefully considered and we will choose the modality most appropriate for your needs. Through my training and experience I bring a focus on body/mind integration and interpersonal relationships. My way of working is called “psychodynamic” and is informed by my psychoanalytic education. For some people psychoanalysis may be recommended as the optimum method of treatment. For others a less frequent individual treatment is the best choice, or the recommendation may be couples counseling or group therapy.
Weighty-Issues... is also a site about the wish to be thin, what it means and what you can do about it. Preoccupations with weight, exercise, food and body image can be classic signs of eating disorders. Compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia trouble millions of American women. Many suffer from binge eating, restricting and night eating syndrome. All are problems of self-regulation and the attempt to regulate feelings with food.
Having an eating disorder is no picnic. If you experience this difficulty, help is available and you can make progress. I hope you will use this site to learn more about eating disorders and to find out how you or a loved one can get appropriate treatment that can make a difference.