I'm a therapist in Brookline, MA. I work with a variety of adults (21+) who experience a variety of mental health difficulties. I see people both in-person and online, with a strong preference for in-person work.
I'm especially interested in working with people with difficult family dynamics, people concerned with meaning and spirituality, people who have experienced emotional and spiritual abuse, and people working through issues of gender and sexuality. I also offer couples therapy.
My training is largely in the psychodynamic / psychoanalytic tradition. For me, this means that I pay close attention to the dynamics that exist between the client and myself, as well as the dynamics operating inside the client: their desires, defenses, values, fears, and wounds.
I believe that the best way to grow is not to expunge any part of the human person, but to come to a better understanding of how and why each part of the person does what it does.
I also offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) both as a standalone short-term treatment and as an adjunctive treatment for clients with whom I have an ongoing therapeutic relationship. KAP is a legal form of psychedelic-assisted therapy that I believe offers great promise in helping people move past entrenched, limiting patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior.
If you are interested in working with me, please contact me via my profile on Psychology Today.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a legal form of psychedelic-assisted therapy. It is a relatively new treatment that offers promise both for short-term and long-term relief of mental health symptoms and underlying conflicts. While the effectiveness of KAP for various conditions is still being studied, results so far have been promising. For more information about the research available on KAP, I recommend the Kriya Institute's reading list on the subject.
For new clients, a course of KAP treatment might look like this:
In most cases, I will recommend multiple KAP sessions, spaced relatively closely together. This is partly because the effect of ketamine can be cumulative, partly because it can take some time to find the correct dose, and partly because working in an altered state of consciousness takes a bit of getting used to.
If you are interested in pursuing KAP with me, please contact me via my Psychology Today profile.