He/Him/HisMarriage and Family Therapist, MFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Born with an artistic temperament, I spent several decades toiling in the entertainment industry before shifting into the practice of therapy. Life experience has given me a deep understanding of what it takes to be an artist, how hard it is to survive in a creative field, and has given me a unique ability to delve into a client’s creative process. Artists tend to possess unique personal qualities, share similar struggles, and I specialize in both. This niche has also given me insight into highly sensitive people of all kinds.
I believe the relationship between client and therapist is the most important component in therapy. You need to feel safe and seen in order to make the first steps of your journey. I use a non-judgmental, gentle style of therapy and am more oriented to meeting you where you are then slapping a diagnosis on you. My approach is attachment-based and existential, among other things. I have also found that moving from a more constrictive, black-and-white and narrow form of thinking, to a more expansive, flexible and nuanced posture is almost always part of the therapeutic process.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you
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