We are not made up of one isolated incident, but of many experiences over the course of a lifetime and because of that, one experience informs another. My practice takes a holistic approach in order to validate and support the complex and layered nature of human beings, which includes a strength-based, anti-oppression, and intersectional framework. Together, we can work on processing difficult feelings, remove any barriers to healing, and learn coping strategies that will foster resilience.
We all seek a psychotherapist when we feel lost, confused, out of sorts with ourselves and others and it takes courage to expose one's self at times like this. Just the act of making the call to a therapist creates more confidence because it's a step towards gaining a little mastery over one's confusion or paralysis. It signals one does believe there's the chance of resolving one's problems and moving forward.
"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" asked the poet, Mary Oliver. I've been thinking about this every day since the first time I read it. It's some question, isn't it? Sometimes it inspires me. Sometimes it frightens me. Since it always challenges me, I've rooted my practice philosophy in it. It's kind of like the adult version of 'what do you want to be when you grow up'? How in the world do we answer that?
“I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing" This is what I hear from so many young adults. The world can be overwhelming. In our teens and 20s, we are expected to make decisions that will affect the rest of our lives. Who we are, who we want to partner with, what we want to do in our careers. Whether we even want to have careers or partners. This can be even more complex if we struggle with mental health challenges or have been raised in environments that have contributed to religious (or any other kind) of trauma.
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for a very long time. I have much experience working with people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientation, and relationship issues. I do this work because it is very satisfying. And it is “work” for my clients as well. I know that my clients need courage and self awareness to recognize when they need to reach out for help. I consider the goal of therapy is to empower my clients to find solutions to solve the problems in their life—to get unstuck from unhealthy patterns in their life—unresolved and repetitive conflicts.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 28 years experience providing treatment, clinical instruction and supervision in evidenced based psychotherapy. I have served as a clinical director, supervisor, and clinical instructor of psychology to programs at Columbia Presbyterian, Mt Sinai Medical Center, and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.I am committed to the practice and advancement of treatment approaches which strengthen psychological skills for coping with life challenges. I have specialized in the treatment of depression, anxiety , including ptsd, and co-occurring disorders of addiction and mental health.
My expertise is in helping people who suffer from anxiety, depression, loneliness and obsessive compulsive disorders. I focus on not only on your current challenges, but themes and patterns that have impacted you throughout your life. My approach is active, collaborative, and relational. I am trained in working with people who have difficulties in either inter-personal or work related relationships. My practice consists of working with individual adults, couples and families in both long and short term therapy as well as with people who identify as LGBT. I have a multi-faceted approach to helping people achieve their life goals.
I believe that it takes courage to ask for help, and I am here to accompany you on this path. Everything you need is already within you, and together we will develop tools to assist you in harnessing your inner strength in an effort to live your most fulfilling and authentic life. I believe that by working together, we can identify and enhance your strengths while exploring strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your identified challenges and build meaningful social connections.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, illness, loneliness, self-loathing, or problems regarding a relationship or change in your life? In the safe and comfortable environment of my Upper West Side office, we can understand what is happening for you, and develop effective mechanisms for your overcoming these difficulties. I believe deeply in the process of psychotherapy and have seen positive changes in people of all ages whom I have worked with . While the idea of psychotherapy may seem daunting at the outset, I am committed to making the experience worthwhile and meaningful for you.
So often, we find ourselves at a crossroads in life. We are either transitioning into a new phase or are completely unhappy with where we are at. It is during these times of stress, anxiety and confusion that we have the opportunity to rise, recreate and redefine who we are and what we want our lives to look like. Redirecting your energy and reducing the amount of related stress will help you build healthy relationships, increase your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
When life presents us with challenges - illness, transitions, trauma - it can be difficult to process our suffering and overwhelming emotions. If you have been feeling discouraged, depressed, or anxious, you are not alone. My aim as a therapist is to create a space in which we navigate through these challenges together to facilitate healing and growth. I am attuned to the fact that all people are unique and invite clients of all races, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and body sizes.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of psychological trauma. I offer individual psychotherapy to adults and older adolescents, as well as couples therapy. I have extensive experience working with a broad range of psychological concerns, and my style as a therapist is collaborative, interactive, empathic, and non-judgmental. I view psychotherapy as a vehicle for growth and change, and as a process that must be tailored to each individual's needs and unique identity. I will carefully consider your reasons for seeking therapy and work with you to develop a personalized and holistic treatment plan.
Welcome to PRESENT CENTERED THERAPIES. In working with me, you can expect to achieve greater emotional atunement and self-awareness which provides the foundation for all change. By cultivating compassion for yourself, you will learn the self-care mechanisms necessary in managing anxiety and upsetting emotions. I will help you discover and express your Authentic Self with aliveness, confidence and personal power. You will learn the relationship skills to effectively define your needs while honoring those of others. With empathy and engaging presence I will assist your self-discovery and the actualization of your innate potentials.
I'm an interactive individual and couples therapist who believes that sometimes a short series of focused sessions can resolve a painful dilemma, while complicated, deeply rooted issues may call for a substantial course of treatment. In either case, your therapy should look like nobody else's -- because it takes its shape uniquely around you. I'm experienced and well-trained. When we meet, I'll listen with care and speak honestly about how I see your particular situation and what I think would help.
** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** My work in counseling psychology emerged from being an artist. While earning my BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, I was invited into my colleagues' lives and learned to share their experiences through their lenses and perceptions. My graduate training at NYU sharpened this insight to bring a unique perspective to the therapeutic process. Together we work to provide greater clarity, build a more authentic sense of self, and healthier relationships.
Understanding where your difficulties are coming from, can help dissipate the problems of living and help you grow. My training is in individual, couples and family therapy, and I have over ten years of advanced postgraduate training, which includes four years of in-depth training in clinical theory and practice. I am also an experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist, and have published material in the field.
Therapy is for anyone who feels stuck--in a symptom, in a relationship, in a type of relationship, in a job, in a profession, in a set of feelings, in patterns of action and reaction, in any situation of recurring psychological pain.
If your own efforts have not brought relief, the smartest response to being stuck is to seek psychotherapeutic help. A skilled, experienced therapist can help you understand yourself in ways your friends cannot, however well motivated they may be.
My aim as a therapist is to get to know you and your unique personality and to facilitate a space where you can authentically show up to discuss your feelings and desires. Circumstances in life can be distressing and isolating, but you do not have to navigate that alone. I believe exploring these feelings and experiences in depth can provide a clearer understanding of oneself and the ability to navigate such stressors.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist treating adults and couples. My style is interpersonal, eclectic, and pragmatic. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that helps people address problems in their relationships and professional lives. In therapy, we work together so you can live a more meaningful and creative life with more choices and fewer symptoms.
I am a highly experienced therapist who has worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with the cumulative toll of Covid-induced stress and anxiety in relationships, life transitions and families. I focus on helping you deepen your understanding of the issues facing you and gain control over troubling behaviors. I will work with you to explore the different options you have and find practical ways to decrease your conflict and build resilience. My goal is to work with you to create a safe space for you to grow, adapt and change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lincoln Square, 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 Lincoln Square, 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 Lincoln Square, 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.