Honolulu, Hawaii

You usually run at top speed but lately feel buried under the pressure of caring for others and tasks at work.  There may have been something that happened - a transition or a loss - or it may have come out of nowhere.

Everything seems much harder. You’re having difficulty concentrating, you’re not as productive as you used to be and your performance is suffering.  There's a lot of time spent numbing out with alcohol, food, tv or being super busy and not much time doing the things you used to enjoy with people you care about. You’re pretending everything is okay when its really really not.  And you’re feeling guilty about all of it.

You want to get back into your life!

You’d really like to feel more confident and have more energy. Your dream is to feel like you’re back in your life again rather than just watching it go by. You want to have fun with friends and family again and be at your most productive at work.  You’re really ready for life to feel easier.

How can therapy help?

Therapy offers you a compassionate space to help you identify the beliefs, thoughts, and actions underlying your depression. You’ll learn new ways of taking care of yourself and start feeling like you again.

I offer an integrated individualized therapeutic plan incorporating both psychodynamic approaches and cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT).  This addresses both practical solutions to the here-and-now problems while understanding the underlying dynamics that fuel those problems. We’ll work together to understand your values and goals and pinpoint your go-to thought patterns and behaviors that may have worked previously but no longer meet your needs.  We’ll build on your existing skills and develop some new techniques that you can draw on as you continue to strive in your life.