A professional home for members of the Chicago psychoanalytic community
I use a collaborative, “integrative” approach to psychotherapeutic treatment. My clients and I select methods most likely to be effective with the specific problems or issues that are of concern, rather than following a pre-determined course with every problem and every client. The initial focus may be on the immediate difficulties, yet it is frequently both necessary and useful to determine their sources and ramifications, in service of developing lasting, thorough solutions. This customized, in-depth approach increases the chances that the issues can be more fully understood, and importantly, that changes will occur on a fundamental level. My clients typically experience improvement in many aspects of their lives in addition to those for which they began psychotherapy.
I am a Psychoanalyst who is licensed separately as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am Faculty and a Board Member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Faculty at The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Previously, I served as Coordinator of Clinical Training at the Family Institute of Chicago. I’m an award-winning teacher who has led more than 50 graduate and post-graduate classes or seminars in psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy with individuals and couples or systemically-oriented couple and family psychotherapy. Other mental health professionals frequently consult with me about their own clients or enter psychotherapy or psychoanalysis with me.