I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical social worker that brings over 16 years of experience working in the Washington Heights/Inwood community. I have a deep understanding of the many cultures that comprise the community and incorporate this understanding into my clinical practice. I also provide gender assessments and letters for gender affirming care.
Are you a resilient person who is struggling? Have you lived through a traumatic event or childhood, and find yourself frequently stuck in self-destructive patterns and relationships? Or do you help others for a living and often feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed and just plain burnt out? Are you in the midst of a significant life transition or loss and not sure what to do next? Finding confidence in your own voice and abilities, and clarity about your own needs can be difficult when you've been through extremely stressful experiences. I'm here to guide you back to yourself and help you reach your goals.
Hello! I am a sex-positive, sexuality and gender identity-affirming therapist working with individuals, couples and partners. I work with people at any stage of coming out and living. I am easy to talk to about non-traditional relationship models, such as polyamory and kink. With couples and partners I often coach empathic listening and validation skills, and then experiment with relationship agreements to serve you better.
Has the pandemic made you think more about where you’ve been and where you want to go? Are you seeking support as you try to navigate difficult interpersonal relationships or work challenges? Are you going through a difficult life change and unsure of where to turn? Are you feeling taken advantage of and seeking to strengthen boundaries? I would love to help you discover more about yourself and support you in the process. My style is warm, open and interactive. I view the therapy relationship as a partnership, and together we can work toward your goals.
The last couple years have heightened underlying feelings of anxiety and depression for many of us. Others may experience ongoing struggles with addiction, trauma, relationships or perhaps a strong inner critic. I think of therapy as a grounding, non-judgmental and encouraging space which allows us to seek to make sense of these problems collaboratively.
Are you a highly sensitive, creative person who needs support with stress, insecurity, self-esteem, sadness and anxiety? Do you lie awake at night, obsessing and feeling stuck in toxic cycles? Then you know how exhausting this inner turmoil is. It can make change seem impossible. But it doesn’t have to be that way! As a therapist for 20 years, I’ve helped many people reconnect with their sense of inner playfulness and lightness. I create a safe space explore the root cause of difficulties, make changes on a deep soul level, transform adversity into growth, forge new connections in your mind and body, and gain new perspectives.
I specialize in the treatment of what are often interconnected problems (mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and trauma), as well as the treatment of behaviors that can develop in response, such as substance use (in an effort to self-medicate). I believe we all do the best we can to cope with pain, using whatever skills we have available. And yet sometimes our best efforts to avoid suffering can serve to keep us stuck retreading the same paths. Step by step, let's venture forward in our work together, letting suffering subside as we uncover meaning, learning to live more full and valued lives.
My counseling style is warm, caring, and interactive. I create a safe, stigma-free environment where all clients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. I work to form a treatment plan in coordination with the client so that we can have the most successful counseling relationship possible.
As a bilingual (English/Spanish) License Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) to adults, Couples, and families my goal is to assist you in finding the right path for you and/or your family. I provide Psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders for marital conflict/couples, individual's, adolescents, and families. For those interested, we can incorporate a holistic approach with meditation and breathing techniques into our psychotherapy sessions, which have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Is it time for a change? Do you feel depressed, anxious, stuck, or angry? Do past experiences negatively impact the present? Do you need a safe place to feel listened to and supported? At times, we all find ourselves feeling lost and afraid. Things in our lives may not be going in a desired way or we may find that we come up against the same issues time and again. Life can sometimes be overwhelming and painful. You may feel like things will never get better or that change is out of reach. I believe that challenges can be tremendous opportunities for growth.
Te puedo ayudar si sufres de: Estrés o Tensión, Problemas de la Vida y de Parejas: Peleas, Bajo Deseo Sexual, Falta de Comunicación o Intimidad, Infidelidad o Abuso, Problemas con los Niños, Suegra o Dinero. Baja Estima y Adicciones Depresión y Traumas (PTSD) Así como también trastornos de ansiedad o conflictos personales y familiares.
Listening is an art and a science. Speaking with trust to a professional in a private and confidential space. It's still the best medicine we have. We call it "the talking cure" because is a transformative experience. For this I provide a healthy and creative environment where all my patients can grow, relax, auto-reflex, think deeply and make the best decision of their life for themselves, their love's ones, for partners in a difficult relationship, their children, family as a whole and impact positively life itself and the world permanently.
Llevo más de una década como psicólogo clínico online, acompañando personas en su proceso de estabilización y crecimiento personal bajo un enfoque ecléctico. Con amplia experiencia en DEPENDENCIA EMOCIONAL, ANSIEDAD, DEPRESIÓN, PAREJAS, BIPOLARIDAD, obsesiones-compulsiones, violencia de género, duelo, envejecimiento, etc..
"Let your hope which is your highest good and highest ability lead the way and serve you as a guide in the world of darkness" - C.G. Jung. Therapy nurtures the power of the human spirit and its vast capacity for development and transformation. My approach emphasizes compassion and communication as key components in building, healing, and maintaining healthy relationships. I believe that encouragement, understanding, knowledge and action promote growth in the family system and in each individual family member.
Often times support is needed to face the horizon ahead and to navigate the many challenges of everyday life. As a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, children, and families my goal is to assist you in finding the right path for you and/or your family. Utilizing an eclectic and collaborative approach, incorporating family systems theory as well as interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral techniques, I seek not to pathologize, but to help you reach a better understanding of yourself and others so you can thrive and not just survive.
I work with folk who are seeking to have a deeper, more positive connection with themselves and others. You have many amazing qualities including strength, intellect, wit, sense of humor, and generosity. Maybe you are struggling to effectively handle conflict or feel a heavy weight on your shoulders causing unhappiness, questioning relationships. Perhaps you want a deeper self connection that will foster healthy relational patterns with others. During our weekly sessions we explore your story and find the roots to the difficulties whilst empowering you with skills (in the now) and resources to disrupt unhealthy patterns in your life
Although some struggle is an inevitable part of life, there is the danger of accepting continual pain & struggle as "the way life is". This way of thinking can keep a person trapped, unable to even imagine what "better" would look like. Therapy offers a way out. For some, the traumas suffered in the past make it difficult to find happiness. Others may find themselves behaving in ways that leave them feeling worse, or once again in the same hurtful relationships. Some may be consumed with regrets about past mistakes, or filled with fear of the future, missing opportunities to live well in the present.
I am a licensed social worker with 10 years of experience. I earned a Masters in Social Work and Education from Simmons University in Boston Massachusetts . My work has been centered in supporting sexually abused children, domestic violence survivors, substance and mental health survivors, separated migrant minors & children on the autistic spectrum with a focus on racial equity. I support the mental and emotional wellness of families and individuals by facilitating therapy that’s rooted in healing trauma with compassion, respect and in partnership with my clients. In addition I train city staff and lecture master level students.
"Am I good enough? Am I good enough?" Are you wanting to awaken from the dream of your reactivity and suffering rather than continue rearranging such fragile self-images? Working with me is a call to adventure in the wilderness of your own interior. I am committed to wholeheartedly supporting you in walking your path as I continue to walk mine. I work exclusively online with clients who are highly motivated to grow. Ideal clients have likely done some therapy in the past and have a good idea of what they want target. I do not work effectively with severe depression, personality disorders, mood disorders, or addictions.
Taking the step to start treatment and finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with may seem like a daunting process. Through a collaborative process of identifying your goals and the obstacles that have stood in your way I can help you to feel better about yourself and your ability to make desired changes.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Inwood, 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 Inwood, 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 Inwood, New York, or Child Psychologists in Inwood, New York.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Inwood, 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 Inwood, 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.