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STRUGGLING WITH STAGE FRIGHT AND OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESSORS?


As a concert pianist and Juilliard graduate with two degrees, I performed with (or despite of) stage fright for many years. Because of this, I came to the decision it was important to gain a better understanding of what interfered with doing what I loved and was trained to do. So, I returned to school at The University of Michigan where I graduated with 3 more degrees – MSW, MA (psychology) and Ph.D. (psychology and social work). Wishing to explore the deeper layers of stage fright and other psychological roadblocks, I subsequently completed training as a psychoanalyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.


I bring my unique background and education as well as my passion and interest in mental health and performance anxiety to my work as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst.

I offer a broad range of psychological and educational options for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career concerns and many other issues that are blocking you from reaching your goals. These include evaluations, consultations, coaching for auditions and job interviews, making public presentations, test anxiety, writers block - in short help to unblock the roadblocks to your career success.

I have treated countless individuals over many years and helped them discover barriers to feeling competent so that they can pursue and fulfill their professional and personal dreams.

 

HOW I HELP

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PSYCHOANALYSIS

I offer you confidential sessions in my private office  where explore your concerns, what causes your psychological distress, and come to understand how your past experiences effects your present life. 


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SPEAKING

I offer presentations to organizations on topics ranging from performance anxiety to the connection between music and mental health, including how to use music and psychology in everyday life.


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COACHING

I offer you the opportunity to focus on your specific performance anxiety concerns  and develop strategies to feel greater self-assurance and enjoyment in front of the public.  


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HONORS


The Gertrude and Ernst Ticho Award and Lecture, The American Psychoanalytic Association, Washington, D.C.


Karl A. Menninger Memorial Award for "Psychoanalytic and Musical Perspectives on Shame in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor" awarded by American Psychoanalytic Association


Nathan Segel Award for "Psychoanalytic and Musical Perspectives on Shame in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor"
Awarded by Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute


Nathan P. Segel Outstanding Essay Award: "Mozart in 1778: Music as Psychoanalytic Data", Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.


Continuing Education for Women Scholarship, The University of Michigan


Irving S. Gilmore International Piano Competition, Grant for organizing and presenting Music and Mental Health Symposium