I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinician and author. In my clinical work, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My recent writing has been in the area of racial, social class, and cultural differences and similarities as they play out in interpersonal interactions. I have studied such interactions intensively in the relationships between therapists and patients; I am interested in extending the understanding I have gained to interactions in other contexts. These include community-based clinical work, as well as interactions in multi-national and cross-cultural businesses and NGO’s (not for profits). I offer courses on a variety of topics for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.
WHOM I WORK WITH
In my clinical work as a psychotherapist, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
I lead reading groups and teach courses on a variety of topics, for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.
I offer consultation to management and/or other staff on interpersonal dynamics within the organization that may be affecting its organization.
I teach and consult to clinics and university programs around the world, including India, Italy and England.
I have published over 60 journal articles, been sole author of three books with one more in preparation, and have co-authored one book. I have spoken and lectured widely throughout the United States and internationally to audiences of clinicians and to leaders in organizational administration. My areas of expertise include relational perspectives in adult and child psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, racial and cultural issues in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and in organizational dynamics.
I have extensive experience teaching and consulting to clinics, university programs, and multi-national organizations around the world, including India, Italy and England. My special interest and expertise in culture makes me qualified to help multi-cultural organizations orient staff and management to cross-cultural understandings and misunderstandings that may affect the functioning of the organization.
I do one-to-one psychotherapy with all ages of adults, adolescents and children. With adults, I help people with problems of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and relationship issues in marriages and other partnerships. I have a psychoanalytic way of thinking about how the human mind works, but my technique is flexible and draws on cognitive-behavioral, meditative/mindfulness,and other approaches as well. I choose a way of working in collaboration with my patients, keeping in mind their goals and objectives for themselves in therapy and in their lives outside. I listen carefully and give feedback freely about what I understand about people in therapy from what I hear and what I observe, and how changes might be made that help in their lives in the world.