Joan Lavender, Psy. D.  Psychologist

"I think about you alot and use the work we did regularly. I'm amazed at how helpful it's been long term.
Thanks again for everything. I just can't say that enough."
-Writer 

"This is a healing. I haven't allowed myself to heal. I didn't understand it. I mean I heard what people
said when they said this, but I didn't understand it until now."
-Independent Filmmaker 

I’m a clinical psychologist with thirty years experience, working with people to create
less painful, more satisfying, balanced and interesting lives.

 
What is keeping you from feeling fine right now?

Do you have trouble finding and sustaining satisfying relationships and don’t know why?

Are you in a sudden crisis or facing an inevitable life transition?

Are you anxious, depressed, moody, scattered or shaky for no apparent reason?

Do you worry that something about your personality is making life harder for you?

Are you a newcomer to the city, from afar, glad to be here yet missing home?

Are you a high achiever who keeps your emotional pain, (stress, anxiety) to yourself?

 
What are you hoping for?

Relief from the pain of symptoms of all kinds.

Less depression, anxiety, guilt, fear, isolation and unsatisfying relationships.

Developing realistic expectations without being compromised.

Turning toward life changes and transitions instead of denying them.

Turning talent into real accomplishment.

Finding yourself as a teen, young adult, redefining yourself in midlife and (yes!) older adulthood.

Understanding what makes a marriage work.

 

A good therapist knows that relating to someone solely in terms of his or her symptoms or diagnosis can never speak to the uniqueness of any individual. A solid therapist can help even if you think you should “just get over it”, and “put the past behind you”. A skilled therapist not only recommends that you get more in touch with yourself, but shows you how to do this. Your therapist should convey a sense of comfort, thoughtfulness and responsiveness, no matter what you share with them, from the first to the final session. 

I’m a clinical psychologist with thirty years experience, working with people to create less painful, more satisfying, balanced and interesting lives.
 

Joan Lavender Psy. D.

If you would like a free 15 minute phone consultation with me, please be sure to leave your name and email on my website and I promise to get back to you soon.  

 
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