About Our Staff
I've had many remarkable experiences with my patients over the years, and I learn from
them during our process together. I feel privileged to work with each one, particularly
when someone lets me into his or her internal world.
I've observed that listening to somebody means not merely hearing the words, but noticing
gestures, body language, pauses and periods of silence, and overall affect. Often, the
loudest message isn't expressed in the person's words.
The quotes I've included here represent some of the significant experiences that my patients
have had during the process of working through their issues. They demonstrate the
kinds of insights that come to those willing to confront their fears and concerns.
"Please don't dispute my feelings; they are real."
"I do have feelings even though I look like I'm not capable of using the right words."
"Perhaps I look different, talk different, act and behave different, but my feelings
are similar to yours."
"Sometimes the strongest messages from me are not easily uttered; please be
patient with me."
"I can hear but cannot see, for I'm blinded by darkness brought on by my past and
my deep psychological wounds."
"Someday I know I'll be able to see the light, but for now please let me feel the
"I need to let go of the past that keeps haunting me and preventing me from enjoying
the present, and instead build on my strength to reach my goals in the future."
"Let me hang on to my fantasies for now; with your understanding and patience, I
know I'll be able to make realities out of them."