My theoretical orientation is eclectic drawing primarily from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral frameworks. I am also very interested in Buddhist perspectives on self, suffering, and "cure." I believe that it is important to have some flexibility with regard to orientation in order to accommodate the variety of presenting concerns and therapeutic goals that clients present with. I enjoy working with a variety of clients with particular interest in clients from diverse ethnic/racial and class backgrounds. My role as the men's issues specialist here at CAPS reflects my continuing interest in male socialization; specifically, how gender norms influence emotional, social, and physical heath. I am also interested in how these norms create resistance to effective therapeutic work for men. I have also received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy through the American Psychoanalytic Association.
I enjoy providing tertiary supervision and consultation to interns. I take the responsibility of co-creating with interns a safe and honest learning environment. To this end, I welcome questions and mistakes as opportunities for personal and professional growth.
I was born and raised in Chicago and then spent ten years in Boulder, Colorado where I fell in love with the great outdoors. My interests outside work include hiking, mountain biking, telemark skiing and of course, with all that moving around, cooking (and eating).
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