At first glance, philosophy and psychoanalysis might seem to be strange therapeutic practices. But because they aim to help people cultivate meaningful lives and free themselves from suffering, they are exceedingly practical, empowering, and subversive. They hold that by uncovering the forgotten truths of the past, we can rediscover a new life in the present and thereby alter the trajectory of our future. Through collaborative and playful inquiry, I encourage my clients to question received wisdom, give voice to repressed desires, and practice embodying new ways of thinking, feeling, and dreaming.
My clinical style is informed by my background in art, activism, and philosophy, and integrates relational, Lacanian, and existential psychoanalysis with critical theories of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. I specialize in working with activists, artists, and sex workers, as well as people who are neurodivergent, nonbinary, trans, or unhoused.
Life is often difficult, confusing, and uncertain. Somewhat paradoxically, by simply attempting to understand our struggles without seeking to immediately resolve them, we have the best chances of moving beyond them towards new horizons.
Education and Training
MSS • Bryn Mawr College
Areas of Specialization
Anxiety, depression, sexual identity, gender identity, racial stress or identity, ADHD, autism spectrum, sex positivity