I enjoy working with young adults, adults, and couples with a focus on relationships, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and cultivating self-compassion and an understanding of our many personal identities. I draw from a relational therapy background and believe that honesty, support, and understanding are the bedrock for a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship. I provide trauma informed therapy and am also EMDR trained.
For thousands of years, philosophers have been developing powerful tools for facing the deepest challenges in human life. In our sessions, we use these tools to empower you to think independently, live confidently and choose courageously. We approach your issues of thought and feeling as an architect approaches redesigning a standing structure: We try to understand and save what works well; but together, strive to increase the coherence, order and harmony. We push through to the deepest aspects of your questions, pursue the clearest formulations of your thoughts, and build strong bridges toward objectivity.
We all have moments where we feel stuck, and uncertain about how to move forward. I want to support you through the healing process and be a witness to uncovering your strengths. I specialize in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem and relationships.
Hello! I’m Ashton (he/him/his), a queer, transmasculine social worker and harm reduction advocate. During our sessions, my clients can expect a compassionate atmosphere that encourages creativity and growth. Clients of all gender identities can safely explore their feelings without fear of invalidation or gatekeeping. I highlight my clients' strengths in the face of adversity, acknowledging the role that alcohol and substance use plays in managing stress. Together, my clients and I generate unique strategies to deal with the ebbs and flows of everyday life.
You can come to me with any issue and we will figure it out together. Through my work with LGBTQ+ people, I understand the issues specific to this community. My work focuses on relationships of any kind, assessing communication and boundaries so that you are not overwhelmed in life. By digging deeper into events, emotions, and beliefs, and reframing your negative perceptions in order to reclaim control of your future, my approach to therapy involves seeing you as an individual, and taking into account all of your circumstances. I also prioritize honoring the positives in your life, and reflecting on your journey along the way.
As a clinical psychologist, I have worked with a diverse group of children, adolescents, and adults. My training in various settings has allowed me to treat clients with a myriad of psychological issues, which have ranged from relationship, work, school stressors, and crisis intervention services. The majority of my clinical training has allowed me to effectively help my clients manage their mood, anxiety, trauma-related issues, family conflict, chemical dependency, and behavioral problems. My goal with clients is to provide a supportive and empathic setting where we can collaborate to treat their needs effectively.
In my 30 years of practice in NYC I've specialized in successfully treating men and the unique concerns that bring them into therapy. These include career insecurity, burnout, transitions; relationship problems; and the entire gamut of addictive behaviors (sex, porn,gambling, substances, etc.). Symptoms most often associated with these life problems include depression, anxiety, avoidance, isolation, and sexual dysfunction. Men often need encouragement by others to convince them to seek treatment because they aren't comfortable exposing their vulnerabilities. If this description sounds like you, or someone you know, please contact me for a free consultation. I can help!
I understand that people find it at times challenging or embarrassing to discuss their sexual lives and take pride in providing a judgment-free environment with compassion, empathy, and openness. It is important to me to recognize the diversity of each person and adapt my therapeutic techniques to the unique needs of each client. My ultimate goal for each client in therapy is to be provided with tools and specific techniques to master and utilize during and after completing their work with me in therapy.
Reaching out for help is a magnificent and brave act. I am so glad you are here. A little bit about me: my approach is to start where you are. I want to hear your story and your journey. We will explore your concerns and decide together about possible next steps and solutions. I have over 20 years of non-profit social service work, particularly during the peak of the AIDS epidemic. I learned so much about perseverance, courage, and grief through my experience. I look forward to supporting you towards finding the same healing, and discovering just how strong you really are.
Often times people feel stuck in the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that keep them from living full, satisfying lives. Therapy provides an environment where they can begin to address these issues and look at alternatives. In the therapy process I encourage clients to fully explore their potential for true happiness, contentment and peace. My approach is compassionate, humanistic and strengths-based; tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in areas of your life including career, relationships, family; or notice you are repeating the same patterns? Perhaps, you are looking for ways to create a more balanced life and build closer relationships. Maybe you are looking for more fulfillment and meaning than your job provides, or experiencing unhappiness but you are unsure what to do about it. I understand that life can be hectic and sometimes we can get caught up in the events of daily life, experiencing anxiety or doubts about ourselves.
Reaching out to a new therapist can be anxiety provoking for both new and seasoned patients alike. It is my goal to facilitate the process of starting therapy by providing an inviting environment and having an approach that is empathic and active. After identifying and discussing your therapeutic goals and needs, together we'll decide if we make a good team to tackle them collaboratively, which I strongly believe is a key element to a successful treatment.
The following questions are common: Why can’t I sleep? Why don’t I feel like myself? Why do I feel numb and depressed? The isolation is taking a toll on me! I cannot deal with my kids right now! How do I deal with discrimination, oppression, microaggressions, marginalization, racism at work or school, etc.? The feelings and symptoms you are experiencing may be about your body and mind trying to adjust to difficult and stressful life experiences. These circumstances heavily impact your ability to stay positive and focus on work or school due to your feeling. Especially with everything that’s going on in our world right now.
My therapy style is collaborative, flexible, warm, and empathic. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment for clients in order to foster self-empowerment, healing, and growth.
I am dedicated to helping clients work through these challenging times and aligning with their best selves. Together we will process emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that impact your daily life. I will encourage ongoing feedback and challenge you to implement newly developed skills and insight into your everyday life. I have experience working in healthcare, outpatient mental health, and residential treatment.
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.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working at NYCBT, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents, young adults, and adults. Are you suffering from anxiety or difficult to manage emotions? Do you struggle to utilize effective coping skills to change the way you think, feel, or behave? The therapy process can be daunting and difficult with the variety of providers who offer many different treatments. I can offer a supportive, collaborative, direct, and effective therapeutic environment to address anxiety, obsessional thinking, emotion dysregulation, suicidality, & trauma.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, GC-C, PGRS-C
Are you thinking "if I had made different choices in my life, I would not be feeling so empty, lonely or worthless."? You may not even know where these feelings are coming from or why they continue to overwhelm you. Although you cannot change or erase the past, you can come to a place where you can learn to relate to and experience the past differently. You can begin to understand where your patterns, feelings and behaviors come from and how they play out in your life. You can start to feel like a worthwhile person deserving of happiness and love in your life.
We are all drawn to therapy for a variety of reasons, such as navigating life’s transitions and exploring our interpersonal relationships further. You may be considering how you navigate the world based on your past experiences, while keeping in mind how larger systems impact how we think, feel, and act. Our social identities inform how we experience the world - and how the world perceives us.
Looking to create the life you want and clear out the barriers to contentment? Have you been talking to therapists over the years with little change? Or have the feeling that your words are covering over rather than opening up? I work with adults from an expressive point of view. My focus is on helping you to find a sense of order and meaning from inner chaos. Together we will explore what has gone on in your life, where you want to go, and what is keeping you from doing this with ease. I welcome the opportunity to accompany you, support, and respectfully witness your process.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Gramercy Park, 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 Gramercy Park, 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.
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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 Gramercy Park, 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.
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