Now accepting clients in CT and NY. I understand the decision to begin therapy can be challenging. If you are feeling "stuck," please know that you are not alone and we can navigate this hard time together. Individuals, couples, or families who choose to engage in therapy, will ultimately be choosing a very effective way of facilitating change for themselves and their important relationships. By working together, I have confidence that we can collaborate to create new experiences, beginnings, and perspectives.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, NCSP, LPC
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and teens with anxiety, ADHD, and other emotional, behavioral and social challenges. I believe in an individualized approach to therapy, incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques, play therapy, social skills instruction, and emotional regulation strategies. My practice is aimed at ensuring that each client develops a healthy sense of self and feels equipped to handle the stressors of everyday life. I also believe in the significant role parents play in their child's wellbeing and, therefore, incorporate parent education and consultation as a key component of my approach.
I offer professional expertise and proven success in affecting long-term, transformational change in older teens and adults. I am also highly successful at addressing and altering difficult, generational family issues with discretion and confidentiality. My philosophy is to bring about significant healing and growth in my clients, while acknowledging and celebrating the beauty and value of their individuality.
Do you or your teen suffer from anxiety or depression stemming from body image issues, life transitions, or disordered eating? How about pressures from social media, school or work? If you’re ready to break free from these crippling symptoms, I may be an ideal fit for you! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I help adults and adolescents replace their maladaptive behaviors and beliefs with skills and understanding of how to radically accept life’s imperfections and how to make meaning in your unique individuality.
Your mind matters. The mind- and the thoughts contained- determines a destiny. How badly do you want to address your compulsive eating? To what length would you go to rescue your relationship? What would it feel like to be free of your self-defeating thoughts? Using cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and evidence-driven, proven strategies, we work to advocate and coach clients to create a vision of how they would like to feel, and together, draw a map of how to get there.
Hello! I am an experienced licensed clinical psychologist. My orientation is relational psychodynamic, which means my clients and I approach problems through the lens of past and current relationships. My style is minimally structured and highly client-centered: you set the agenda and the pace. I also use cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and family-systems techniques where they fit best. I see individuals and couples age 13 through older adults. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, developmental issues, personality/characterological concerns, and relationship issues, among others.
Couples, Individuals & Trauma Therapy. If you're here it means that something's not working in your life, your relationship, or both. Everything might look great to the outside world but you know it's not. I help individuals and couples create the life they want by understanding and changing what's not working. It takes courage to admit there's a problem, but staying stuck is wasting precious time and that's no longer an option. It's becoming clearer that you don't want to live the rest of your life like this, so let's change your direction.
You are not alone. Many people experience difficulty in their lives at one time or another, and for various reasons. You've taken the first step to find help from someone who is a good fit and whom you can feel comfortable exploring and working through whatever brought you here. We're here to support you as we identify what's working for you, what isn't, and use this to guide our work towards helping you reach your optimal self. At BlueSky Wellness, we have many years of diverse experience and training providing comprehensive services to people of varying backgrounds and needs.
Life can be challenging, those who reach out for support are allowing themselves to grow and evolve. My approach/philosophy is holistic, meaning my focus is on the whole person, and is grounded in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies. I often incorporate other modalities, depending on the needs of the person sitting across from me. I believe passionately in working collaboratively, understanding how I practice and the methodologies I use is critical in the process.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with diverse experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. My expertise includes treating clients battling pervasive trauma, anxiety, depression, relational conflicts, intergenerational stressors, and treating students with Individualized Education Plans. It is my job to help you feel safe and heard as we navigate and work through challenges that continue to cause disruptions within relationships, work, school and home. Neurofeedback is also offered as an alternative treatment approach and can be profoundly helpful depending upon your needs.
I am committed to working with individuals and couples who are struggling in their lives either because of a crisis, transition, relationship or long standing issue that one keeps bumping up against. By providing a safe space together we can explore your thoughts/ feelings and increase your understanding of self and others. Self-awareness leads to change and personal growth.
All of us face difficult transitions in life. Either negative or positive change can create overwhelming feelings of loss or anxiety. I specialize in helping people cope with the feelings that change can bring. Using a multifaceted approach, people are able to move through obstacles and fears, adapting to change in a more positive way.
Treatment of anxiety disorders is a major focus of mine. People are often surprised to learn how much control they can exert over anxiety using cognitive behavioral and other techniques. By using an individualized program of successive steps toward mastery, anxiety loses its power.
Have you just gone through a painful breakup? Do you find it difficult to relax and enjoy life? Perhaps you feel misunderstood by those you love. Regardless of the problem you face, you have just taken the first step in healing and improving your life.
While each individual's motivation for therapy is unique, I believe the foundation of all successful psychotherapy is a genuine, collaborative relationship between client and therapist. Through empathy, warmth, and a non-judgmental stance, I work with my clients to create an environment of safety and trust, which will instill hope and foster growth.
Often people reach out for therapy at a time in their lives when they are in transition and ready to make changes that will better themselves. Patterns of negative thinking and self-sabotaging behaviors can make you feel stuck and often can get in the way of living your best possible life. My goal is to help you understand the root of your anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-image issues and/or trauma and to work through these problems so that you can become 'unstuck' and move forward in a more positive, self-freeing and fulfilling direction.
Do you feel discouraged, anxious, or just unable to feel better? Do you ever get stuck in your thoughts or worry that you aren't good enough? Experiencing conflict in your relationship? Struggling with adoption issues? Have a family member with special needs? Life presents us with many challenges that can be overwhelming. My priority as a therapist is to provide you with a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where your strengths, unrecognized needs, and goals can be realized. I work with clients on creating meaningful connections, improving self-esteem and confidence, self-care, and achieving overall well-being.
There is no reason to delay... a better life is yours for the making! If you are thinking of coming to therapy there is probably at least a small part of you that knows things could be better in your life. I specialize in helping you articulate what is getting in the way and moving to where you want to be. The specific challenge may be a relationship that isn't working, a pattern of behavior, a way of treating yourself or other issue. I am easy to talk to and highly interactive.
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I understand the impact of your psychological health and am committed to helping during this time. I provide individual and family psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of disorders using evidence-based approaches and a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems. I work with children with diagnoses of Anxiety, Depression, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Attachment disorders , Social anxiety, and many others
COVID and the years of quarantine may have altered or disrupted our relationships -- to our families, friends, work and communities, and to our future goals. Some changes have gone smoothly; in others we have faced obstacles from our environment and from within. All have the potential to lead us to discover new aspects of our selves. My clients are curious about themselves and others, eager to discover their new or long forgotten strengths to create more satisfying relationships.
Are you missing appreciation? Does he stonewall? Does she not stop criticizing? Anxious and having trust issues? Do you feel a lack of sexual desire? Fighting over sexual frequency? I can help you stop the negative cycle. Feel love again. Feel intimate again. Trained explicitly as a marriage and family therapist, I am a highly trained and experienced couples therapist. I believe in a collaborative approach and skilled at creating tools to foster healthy connections between couples and families. Together, we repair your relationship by introducing new methods of communication to increase empathy and flexibility.
I am a Columbia-trained clinical psychologist with expertise in treating a variety of life difficulties, including anxiety, depression, academic and career struggles, and self-esteem issues. I work well with a variety of clients, from college and graduate students to senior executives. I am compassionate, easy to talk to, and real. Whether you are experiencing chronic feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, or procrastinating and feeling stuck, I can help get your life back on track and reach your full potential. My clients often see reduction in symptoms and improvement early on in treatment.