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Riverwalk Psychotherapy Associates

 

 

 

 

I help adults who feel stuck and plagued by difficult emotions figure out what is really troubling them and then make changes in their life that create deep and lasting relief and transformation.

I can help you make meaning of and transform your:

  • depression, despair, hopelessness
  • anxiety and excessive worrying
  • intrusive or unwanted thoughts
  • debilitating perfectionism and self-criticism
  • unsatisfying relationships
  • feelings of loneliness, isolation, alienation, disconnection
  • dissociation, depersonalization, derealization
  • aimlessness or lack of purpose in life
  • underachievement and creative blocks
  • frustration at continually repeating the same problematic patterns or behaviors

I help people change through the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a method that I received specialized training in from the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I believe that each of us is much more than just our conscious minds. The dynamic workings of the unconscious can be seen in dreams, fantasies and emotions as well as in spontaneously arising thoughts and feelings. When the conscious and unconscious parts of mind do not function in mutual harmony, disorder results in specific symptoms as well as in a general lack of depth and vitality.

As your therapist, I will create a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can speak freely and candidly about your most pressing concerns as well as about whatever fleeting thoughts happen to cross your mind in the moment. By putting your wishes, fears, images and actions into speech we can establish deeper and stronger connections between the different parts of your mind and life, leading to a better relationship with yourself as well as with other people. In this work, memories of the past, feelings in the present and hopes for the future are all equally important. Our shared task is to forge the link between where you’re at today and where you truly belong tomorrow.

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