One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

–Sigmund Freud

General Services

I have a general practice and work with individuals with varied backgrounds, life stories, and difficulties.  Most individuals who seek my services come to treatment for intensive psychotherapy in order to address difficulties that permeate many areas of their lives.  These clients typically are looking to build an overall sense of understanding about where they come from and about the direction they would like to see their lives go.  They also want to grow their ability to overcome adversity, build resilience, and face life’s challenges, regardless of what the particular challenges are.  I also work with individuals who are looking to address more specific, focused difficulties.  Following is an example of areas of treatment focus with which I have experience:

  • Depression and sadness
  • Anxiety, stress, worries, fears, or panic
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Making sense of past traumatic experiences
  • Being stuck in hurtful patterns
  • Existential concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Emotional and/or sensory sensitivity
  • Addiction to people or things
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Career or professional difficulties
  • Identity development and clarification of values
  • Acculturation
  • Sexual identity
  • Discrimination

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.

–Pearl S. Buck

Through a combination of life and clinical experiences, I find that I connect deeply with the struggles of clients who:

  • Need to clarify their identity (cultural, sexual, religious/spiritual, etc.)
  • Have complex beginnings (e.g., early loss or trauma, were adopted, don’t know one of their biological parents)
  • Are conflicted between various aspects of their values or themselves
  • Have existential concerns, including existential anxiety or depression
  • Do not like to be pigeonholed in regards to their values and the roles they embrace
  • Are sensitive and have a lifetime experience of feeling different or misunderstood
  • Have a strong desire to grow deeply in their self-understanding
  • Are compelled to actualize to their fullest potential

I am fluent in Greek and have extensive experience working with Greek-speaking and Orthodox clients.  Also, I have many years of experience working with clients and educating in areas of diversity, and I am sensitive to working with clients who have felt marginalized.

Areas of Specialty