Many of us will experience anxiety, depression, or trauma in our lifetime. We tend to carry these experiences silently and heavily weighed down by them, often leaving us feeling hopeless, exhausted, isolated, and unhappy. For some, they can also lead to significant mental health issues and unhelpful coping strategies. This pain is significant. Your suffering is real. And, if you're reading this, you've probably tried everything to fix it. You may have believed that nothing could change or get better. I am here to help you challenge those beliefs and provide you with a set of skills to help you cope with your distress.
I am a native New Yorker with over 26 years of continuous abstinence. I started my addiction treatment company in 2010 so that I can help others find their way to recovery. Check out my website to learn more about me and the services I provide. I am available nationwide and have highly trained recovery coaches/companions that help me with my clients.
I believe that, as mental health practitioners, we are indeed midwives of a paradigm shift. Whether a client is new to counseling or looking to continue care, I welcome the opportunity to assist others in making mental health a priority in their life as we work to develop the appropriate positive coping skillset to best tend to one's emotional well-being and unique circumstances. While life may offer a myriad of obstacles to overcome, the working therapeutic alliance along with commitment to the goals and objectives established in treatment can provide a means of navigating these difficulties with greater ease and overall autonomy.
Are you feeling stuck in your life or unfulfilled in the realms of love or work? Do you find yourself feeling exasperated in dating or relationships, repeating the same patterns, or struggling to overcome something from your past? Do you feel insecure or find yourself questioning your worth? Do you feel emotionally off balance, whether that’s anxious, lonely, angry, depressed, or a combination of these? Do you just want to get to know yourself better? You want to feel better, and you want to make changes. You want to feel self-confident, grounded, fulfilled, and content. You've come to the right place.
At times in our lives, we may encounter challenging circumstances or a series of stressful life events that can be taxing and troublesome for anyone to navigate. Psychotherapy can help you build on your existing areas of strength, work through challenges that you are facing, and help you work to bring about changes you would like to make to improve your quality of life. In our clinical sessions, a therapeutically safe and empathic environment is provided as we work together on addressing your personal goals.
Barriers can get in the way of personal growth, and it can be challenging to identify, understand and move past them. Often, these obstacles are subtle and related to deeply ingrained patterns in relationships and behaviors.
Sick of waking up and not knowing who you are anymore? You are not alone! As a therapist and coach, I empower teens and young adults to find freedom faster through trauma-informed creative modalities. You deserve to feel better, now. That’s why I pair my love for art and creativity with my clinical license to bring you the most transformational and unique healing experience there is. Imagine what life could be like if you looked in the mirror and liked what you saw? Woke up and felt like you had purpose? Had the coping skills to get you through anything life tossed your way? Let's get you there!
Find the expert in you that leads to the pathway of healing. If coping with anxiety, grief, loss, sexual trauma or are in the LGBTQI community you are at the forefront of many emotional issues. Low self-esteem affects the power of the self. Are you anxious? Do you have intrusive memories? Are you emotionally overwhelmed? Gestalt, Jungian, Behavioral therapies help you to unravel the mysteries that create your pain. I am an aid to you becoming differentiated and empowered. My clients say that I am perceptive, creative, sensitive, and challenging. Make that call!
Depression, anxiety and trauma can interfere with our relationships, creativity, spontaneity and work. Clients who work with me can expect a collaborative, individualized approach as well as practical coping skills taught with warmth, focus, compassion and humor.
Through both my personal and professional growth I came to understand of the potential healing power that existed in me, that stems from the raising of my own consciousness. From this place I am able to see the larger whole of whatever I am looking at. This allows me to come up with more effective tools to work through situations I might have seen unresolvable in the past. I am also able to create that which I have dreamt of. We all have this potential healing power within and I would like to assist you in reconnecting with it.
Welcome to my virtual practice! Are you experiencing panic, anxiety, stress or depression? Perhaps you feel stuck and are not sure why? With your goals driving the session, I can help you become more aware of the thoughts, feelings and behaviors causing your concerns. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral framework to help explore the cycle of unwanted symptoms that you are seeking to help change. I also help clients explore the biological connection to their emotional health, as our body symptoms provide valuable information that we often ignore.
My approach is empathic, interactive and includes skill building joined with emotional release work. I provide a safe, nurturing environment within which you can explore, identify and release trauma and loss. I also help you to develop a plan for healing yourself in the present as we explore your current lifestyle choices and come up with better ways to help you cope with stressors.
You're searching for how to improve some aspect of your life. Let's work together. Whether you're dealing with a difficulty with a small life stressor or a chronic issue, we can work to create specific goals to address your needs. I am a Licensed Clinical psychologist. Currently, I am the Clinic Director of an outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Previously, I was the Director of Training at Holliswood Hospital and was the primary Psychologist for the Military Wellness Program. I am also a professor at Alfred University and supervise students there.
Life has many challenges, and we live in a world that tends to make us feel abnormal if we aren't happy all of the time. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to heal and accept ourselves. Maybe you are feeling out of balance with the pressures of work and/ or personal relationships. Maybe anxiety and stress are causing you to lose sleep, feel depressed and/or to act out with excessive behaviors such as drinking too much or overeating. Maybe you can't control or stop a behavior that causes you shame or regret.
The core of my work has been to help people find solutions that work, to problems that prevent them from moving forward and living satisfying lives and relationships. I help people who feel stuck, to overcome life’s challenges, regain control of their lives and become the managers of their own self. Over the last 17 years I have been working with adults, teenagers and children from different cultures both in the US and overseas. Through my specialization and experience in severe and persistent mental illness I help people tackle emotional and communication difficulties that interfere with their relationships with friends, family
Taking the initial steps to begin psychotherapy can be intimidating but the process of therapy has the potential to transform your life. Survival skills that may have helped us in the past may have become an obstacle to thriving in the present. This may contribute to feeling stuck in painful relationships, unrewarding jobs and struggling with depression and anxiety. I treat a wide range of concerns and problems including relationship and family of origin issues. My specialties include relational trauma grief and loss, anxiety and depression, LGBT issues, adult adoptees, domestic violence. Additionally, I have experience and enjoy working with artists.
There are many different reasons to seek treatment including the obvious ones-depression, anxiety, a life crisis, loss of loved one, work issues & so on. For other individuals, it may be less clear-cut--maybe you seek to better understand yourself, change your relationship patterns or learn new ways of dealing with situations without repeating self-destructive behaviors. Or maybe you are struggling with a difficult pregnancy or loss of one or the life-changing world of becoming a mother and “baby blues” that don’t seem to go away.
Do you find yourself feeling sad, irritable, and unable to sleep? Are you having difficulty experiencing joy and happiness? Do you feel disconnected from friends and family? Do you feel like they are all interfering with your daily life? Do not be discouraged.
**EMAIL IS BEST* You and I will work together to face the challenges you may have. As a Social Worker & Certified Life Coach, I am committed to helping you find your strength and motivation so you can accomplish your goals. I adapt my work method to meet the needs for each of my patients. Together we will make changes and work to achieve a less anxious life. Everyone feels anxious at times. Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Anxiety and constant worry maybe holding you back from your goals.
I have been a therapist in New York for over 17 years, supporting wide range of diverse and marginalized populations. In my private practice I specialize in treating adults who are having difficulties due to trauma, addiction or mood disorders that impact their ability to fully engage in life. Substance abuse, gambling, food and sex addiction are part of my specialties. I believe that there is more than one approach in treating addiction.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Astoria are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Astoria then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Astoria, or Child Psychologists in Astoria.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Astoria psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Astoria specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.