I am a Columbia University trained clinical psychologist who specializes in individual and couples therapy in Manhattan. I believe that every client is unique and their treatment should be, too. I work to tailor therapy to each of my clients. My approach is active, thoughtful, collaborative, and compassionate. I strive to help clients learn more about themselves, their relationships, and their pasts, while also offering practical interventions to help manage every day challenges.
Struggles with self-esteem, relationships, anxiety, depression, and life transitions are not uncommon. Psychotherapy is a process where these concerns can be addressed in an emotionally safe, private and confidential space. Key aims of the therapy I practice include deepened self-understanding, a greater sense of clarity and freedom to make choices, and improved empathy for oneself and for others. A reduction in troubling symptoms is also usually involved.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in New York, NYU faculty, with a Post-Doctoral degree in couples therapy and training in group therapy. Specializing in couples, individuals, and people's affinities for others, I find that relationships can be wonderful. They can also provide a platform for people to both learn about (and get into trouble with !) themselves and those they love. I work with couples, individual adults & groups to relate to time in the following ways: acknowledge the past, focus on the present, and consider the future. This sounds easier to do than it actually is to practice. So many difficult things in life are like that.
Life's journey of fluctuations with unexpected and painful circumstances can leave us experiencing prolonged sadness, pervasive anxiety, and overwhelming stress. My passion as a therapist is to provide an authentic and empathic space for you to process and navigate your emotions, while enhancing your strengths & self-worth. I take a holistic approach to therapy. With more than 20 years as a psychotherapist, I work with persons who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, work-related stressors, and marital/couple's issues. I am also dedicated to working with clients who have experienced trauma and symptoms of PTSD.
Emily Fiorelli, LMSW specializes in supporting individuals who experience self-doubt, difficulty in relationships, anxiety, eating disorders and low self-esteem. Emily helps her clients to recognize and make the changes necessary to create a life they love. Through several years of clinical experience, Emily has found that therapy is most effective when grounded in understanding, collaboration, and motivation. She prioritizes creating a supportive environment in which individuals feel both safe and inspired to make powerful strides towards a more fulfilled self.
Jessica believes that there is no rule book to navigating life and the emotions that come with its journey. Through this lens, she works to support each client in uncovering their innate abilities as well as thoughtful strategies to live their best life. Her warm and engaging personality creates a safe and comfortable space where her clients can be themselves, explore their feelings, and work toward their goals. With her compassionate and empathetic nature, Jessica is dedicated to ensuring her clients feel not only heard, but truly valued.
It can be hard to find a therapist who really feels right for you! Come in for a consultation and we will discover together whether we might be a good fit. I will work with you to uncover old outmoded patterns that stand in the way of change, as together we build the moment-to-moment awareness that you need to begin to feel different and behave differently. Whether you are interested in individual, couples or group therapy(see group info. below), I can help you gain experiential insight to change your life for the better!
In the pursuit of happiness and wholeness as well as stability and growth, it is important to find a trusting professional that can help you reach all of the above. I individually tailor treatment based on someone's unique experience and needs. I am an identity-affirming therapist. My approach is collaborative and I offer light, growth, validation, and support to help overcome challenges and to become your most authentic self. I am available for a free phone consultation to address your immediate and long term needs.
By working with Sara, you will realize that you hold the power to create your ideal life. Sara’s warm and welcoming presence allows her clients to feel supported and motivated in navigating the different crossroads they encounter. She understands the complexities that come with these moments and eagerly listens to her clients’ perspectives, challenges potential barriers, and helps them build the tools to effectively work through these decisions. Using a collaborative and strengths-based foundation, Sara supports clients experiencing everything from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, to general challenges in everyday life.
From my perspective, in order to provide a healing and transformative environment, trust, genuine care, collaboration and acceptance are paramount. Beyond technique, which always accords to the specific needs of a client, the experience of being heard non-judgmentally, in one's exploration of their own inner/outer struggles and possibilities, forms the foundation of my therapeutic practice. When this is achieved, the promise of therapy - a real, sustainable shift in perception - can be realized.
Do you feel like you’re on autopilot, simply going through the motions of your life without the joy or energy you once had? Maybe you’ve felt out of control in your relationships, continuing to repeat the same self-defeating patterns? Together we'll work through roadblocks you may be facing and unearth old behavior patterns that may be causing challenges in your life. Whether you're looking for extra support during a difficult time, a yearning to resolve intemperate anxieties, or you're simply ready to make a change in your life, we can work together so that you can finally live the full life you've always pictured.
Whether you're facing a crisis, struggling with past trauma, or are feeling stuck in old patterns that are holding you back, you don't have to go it alone. We will begin wherever you're at, and go together from there. Our work will be a collaborative effort to identify and build on what is working, as well as to work through and change the things that are not.
Searching through lists of therapists is no one's idea of a good time. Hopefully you have been able to reflect on what is important to you during this stressful and terrifying Covid-19 pandemic. I like to be able to find something positive about a dark time, but I am not relentlessly positive, nor do I think it is healthy for anyone to be constantly content or joyful. Life just doesn't work that way. Let me help you to define or articulate what is painful & discover alternate paths forward. Balance means embracing the positive and enduring the negative and having the self knowledge to know which is which.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in life and we just cannot figure it out-"what am I doing wrong?... Why do I end up in the same place over and over ?..." Mistaken beliefs about yourself as well as ingrained patterns of feeling and thinking impact your self esteem, relationships and work life. Sometimes trauma ,that occurs during the formative years of childhood ,can result in persistent fear, worry ,and depression . Substances, food , sex, money and work can be misused in attempts to find relief from the unrelenting emotional pain or numbness that untreated traumas create.Trauma therapies are designed to help with these struggles
Do you want to create meaningful change in your life? Do you want to feel more alive? Would you like to feel increased confidence in your ability to meet whatever life brings you with courage and curiosity?
Connection heals. Maybe you’ve been told that you’re broken or sick. We believe you are fundamentally well — & we’re here to help you connect or reconnect with your authentic self. We get it because we’re in the same healing process. That’s how we know it works. We’re a unique group of therapists who challenge the status quo in the field of mental health. We’ll partner with you to ensure you’re aligned in all areas of your life: tending to yourself, cultivating healthy relationships, & investing your time and money in a way of living you believe in. That is our goal. That’s why we choose to do this work.
I blend 25 years of years of experience and training with psychodynamic, somatic (mind/body integration), gestalt and the expressive arts, to work with individuals, couples and families and specialize in relationships, anxiety disorders, addiction, life/career transitions, PTSD and developmental trauma.My training in Somatic Experiencing enables me to address trauma at its bodily source -an inside out approach that cognitive approaches can’t access. My belief in our human drive for wholeness extends to my extensive work with individuals and families impacted by addiction, a fundamental disconnect of mind, body and spirit.
I am a warm, energetic, attuned therapist who is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families. My approach is strength-based, collaborative and tailored to the needs of each client or family. Therapy is a place to make meaningful changes in our lives, reframe our narratives and better understand ourselves in the context of a safe space. My aim is to help you strengthen your relationships through better understanding the patterns that frustrate you and help you develop new ways of relating, creating more connection.
I practice therapy with curiosity, connection, insight, acceptance, compassion, and a splash of humor. I aim to create an environment where you can feel safe to explore, discover and embrace your truest and best self. I believe an essential task of therapy is to foster reflection in order to develop self-awareness, leading to a greater ability to adaptively and effectively navigate life. I primarily practice therapy through a relational and attachment-based psychodynamic lens. I believe that the relationship patterns you have with yourself and with others are the primary factors in both emotional well-being and emotional distress.
"Why should I go to therapy?" I remember asking myself that same question many years ago. Deciding to go to therapy isn’t easy. It usually means that life has been challenging and that you aren't coping well. Sometimes the cause is obvious—you’ve lost someone; you’re anxious or depressed; you’re dealing with change. At other times, things are less clear. You sense that something is off, but can’t exactly point to what it is. That’s where therapy can make a significant difference. Your time in therapy is likely the only time you'll have complete freedom to say what’s running through your head—good or bad—without being judged.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Flatiron, New York 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 Flatiron, New York 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 Flatiron, New York, or Child Psychologists in Flatiron, New York.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Flatiron, New York 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 Flatiron, New York 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.