For the past 25 years I have been working with clients with a wide variety of issues, Including Depression, PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Phobias and other Anxiety Disorders. I have also worked with people on the problems of everyday life, such as relational problems, procrastination, underperformance, issues around trust and intimacy, and making life changes.
My clinical training encompasses the gamut of psychological disorders, with a focus on PTSD and other Anxiety and Dissociative Disorders. I have extensive training in Trauma Theory and in the developmental underpinnings of psychological disorders, including psychoanalytic theory. My approach to therapy is integrative, incorporating Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Energy Therapy techniques, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy according to the needs and desires of each client. Some people come to me for long-term therapy and others for brief, focused work on a particular issue.
I have been doing hypnosis for 25 years. Since I work with many clients with PTSD and anxiety disorders, I help people to relax deeply, and to learn to relax themselves using Self-Hypnosis. I have a specialty in treating the symptoms Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gastric disorders. I also help people with chronic pain from other disorders and injuries.
Many clients come to me wanting to stop habits that disrupt their lives or cause health problems, such as overeating, smoking and other habits. Hypnosis can be a powerful tool for change, particularly when combined with self-monitoring and mindfulness to increase self-awareness.
Some people come to treatment because they are unhappy but have been stuck -- unable to make the changes that would facilitate growth and greater happiness. We work on procrastination, assertiveness, values clarification, enhancing performance (e.g. for public speaking or taking tests), and goal setting.
In addition to my hypnotherapy practice, I work with PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Generalized anxiety, Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, relational issues, problems of everyday life, and a variety of other issues. My approach integrates talk therapy, clinical hypnosis, Internal Family Systems, EMDR and other modalities, depending on the need of each client. I provide therapy to clients from Belmont, Watertown, Cambridge, Newton, Brookline and Arlington among other places.