I have a general psychotherapy practice working with individual adults. I practice Jungian-oriented psychology. In addition to my work with common issues such as depression and anxiety, I have two particular interests: visual and performing artists, and adults with ADHD, more accurately called executive function disorder.
Jungian psychology, with its appreciation for dreams as emissaries from the unconscious, helps people understand issues from early in life, one-sided core beliefs about themselves that could be transformed into more realistic, healthier self-images. Taking inspiration from Martin Luther King’s poetic phrase, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice,” we could say that the arc of the psyche is long but it bends toward health. The individual psyche, no matter how wounded, yearns for wholeness. We can welcome your dreams and see how they contribute to the wholeness of your sense of self.
Anxiety and depression are two mood issues that frequently beset those with ADHD. I work with people to discriminate what causes what. For example, is your depression primary, with ADHD in addition? Or do you frequently feel defeated because a history of unfinished work has led to un- or under-employment? I evaluate for ADHD and employ a targeted cognitive behavioral treatment program for the condition.
I mention that I work with artists because I am an artist myself and am familiar with the challenges artists face living in our society. Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have.