I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing independently in two office locations: southwest-side Chicago and Oak Park Park, Illinois, USA. My theoretical orientation is broadly psychoanalytic.
I have nearly thirty years of experience engaging adults, adolescents, children and couples via this theoretical model. While the presenting complaints of my clients vary dramatically, I believe that underlying and supporting diverse problems are unconscious needs and/or longings clamoring for acknowledgement and integration into consciousness. Facilitating such integration through ongoing, interpretive discussion helps clients to achieve enhanced self-understanding of their inner dilemmas, this being a precondition for the resolution of longstanding, recurring, and often self-defeating attitudes and/or habits.
My “style” tends to be conversational. Specifically, I see psychotherapy as first and foremost a dialogical undertaking, a “meeting of minds”. I am committed to the perspective that the interpersonal exchange between a client and psychotherapist both mirrors and forwards the client’s internal dialogue, one occurring between consciousness and the unconscious dimensions of his/her personality.
In addition to myself, there are seven other licensed psychotherapists practicing at both of the offices that my practice operates. These clinicians subscribe to a variety of theoretical orientations; cognitive, behavioral, family systems, and art therapies, to name a few. They assist clients of all age groups. Finally, all of the members of our group accept insurance plans.