University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
adolescent mental health and development in educational settings
attachment and psychotherapy
traumatic grief and loss
depression and anxiety
psychodynamic social work
spirituality and social work practice
teaching and learning in social work practice
adult learning and leadership development
organizational and institutional psychodynamics
Approach to Therapy:
My approach to treatment is psychodynamically grounded. I work to facilitate both a therapy relationship that is uncovering and healing and a therapeutic conversation that builds on people's strengths while addressing the challenge at hand. This foundation upholds my short and long-term work with a range of presenting issues while it withstands careful integration and enhancement with other valuable theoretical approaches.
Approach to Wellness:
I try to compassionately confront and embrace daily stressors as well as more overwhelming concerns and worries. I strive to think about and talk about things even when they are upsetting. I do this by reflecting alone or drawing on close and supportive relationships. I attempt to make time for my personal and professional interests as they emerge while accepting the limits of available time. Music provides irreplaceable pleasure and rejuvenation as does independent reading. Family time, gathering around meals, and short-distance weekend trips are also great sources of vitality.