I offer a safe space for you to wonder aloud about yourself and the world you live in. So many problems in life become both more manageable and more meaningful as we articulate our feelings about them. And this is not something we are always given the time or space to do. My role, as a psychodynamic therapist, is to be there with you as you go about this sometimes difficult work, making new sense of your life.
My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative, and I seek to create a treatment specifically tailored to each client's needs. My training in psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral psychotherapy, as well as mindfulness and health psychology allows me to creatively integrate all of these modalities in the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders.
The process of beginning therapy can feel overwhelming. In therapy I build a warm, safe, and collaborative space to meet you where you are and help you work through challenges you’re facing. Together, we will explore and make meaning of your past and current experiences, while you are developing useful tools to help you feel more in charge of your life. With extensive and varied clinical training, I utilize an integrative approach and tailor treatment to best meet your individual needs.
I received an MSW at NYU, completed an MED in Human Sexuality at Widener University and currently working on a DMFT at Northcentral University with a specialty in polyamory. I am a sex and relationship therapist for individuals, couples, and multi-partner/poly relationships. I specialize in grief/bereavement therapy and LGBTQ, Asexuality, polyamory/kink/BDSM-affirmative therapy utilizing solution focused, existential and narrative treatments. Sex is such an important part of our lives. We have so many ideas about it stemming from media, friends, family, religion and our own sexual history, which can be very confusing.
Are you looking to make a change but not sure where or how to start? Whether you are dealing with family stress, parenting challenges, career decisions, relationship issues, or simply wondering what is next for you, I am here to help you feel more in control of your life, your goals and your aspirations.
Relationships are central to our lives and the most important relationship is the one that we have with ourselves. I work with my clients so that they may understand their experiences by processing feelings and creating a sense of inner peace and acceptance within. The goal is to foster tools for managing anxiety, depression and stress while encouraging each client's personal strengths.
We are all doing the best we can. But sometimes we realize that ways that we have previously used to cope with pain are no longer serving us. I work with people of all backgrounds who are in the process of learning to not judge themselves for being in pain, and in finding that freedom they can focus on what they need to function as their authentic selves.
Find all your relationship questions answered. Psychotherapy is a relationship therapy, where you can find help and guidance in a safe and accepting atmosphere. Whether it's a relationship with others or ourselves, it's always complex; often complicated and confusing due to our past and present experiences. My approach is tailored to your specific needs and we will work at your pace. My style has been described as warm, non-judgmental, engaged, easy to talk to. Working together, I will help you find the answers you are looking for and help you make the positive changes.
Struggling to find your way in personal relationships or professional settings? Questioning where you want life to take you? Running into the same walls? Speaking with a therapist could provide a fresh perspective. Therapy can help you change the way you think and feel about your relationships and life; it can improve the way you manage difficult situations. I am an experienced, licensed professional. I take a collaborative approach. My training and expertise can help us understand and deal with a broad range of concerns including your relationships, loneliness, fears and anxieties, guilt and regrets, depression, bipolar and eating disorders.
You are the expert in your life and journey. Even when we think we have the best skills, it can sometimes feel like we are losing grasp of key areas in our lives. As those strings begin to unravel, we can feel the impact of complicated interactions with family and loved ones. We might experience a disconnect between our goals and our current station in life. I work with individuals and couples to share their thoughts freely, explore challenges, and develop solutions and coping mechanisms that support overall wellness.
I have been treating patients in psychotherapy for over 35 years. Therapy offers people help towards change, change towards the life they want. Yet,for various reasons, this life has not been attainable. My approach is to offer patients a safe, supportive, understanding environment in which they can explore their hopes and fears and the obstacles that get in their way of having a fuller, richer life.
Therapy is a collaborative experience in which my work is to support you in being and becoming you, however complicated that may appear in your life. I practice a variety of therapeutic modalities, but in all cases I focus primarily on your emotional experience, which includes your voice, your needs, and your choices. I incorporate mainly a person-centered approach and integrate cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to guide you towards your path to fulfillment.
If you're seeking therapy you've likely identified patterns which hinder your growth. My practice is a compassionate, nonjudgmental space. I best support adults, including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks, struggling with anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and the effects of people-pleasing or perfectionism. Together we'll explore how your past informs your present, and welcome disenfranchised parts of self into the whole. Whether you've been impacted by trauma or grew up feeling excess responsibility for others, I'm committed to long-term healing with an emphasis on curiosity, self-esteem, and identity integration.
Life presents us with personal and professional challenges. Negotiating relationships, striving towards goals, managing unexpected obstacles and emotions, or simply undergoing transitions in life are integral to our existence. As a clinical psychologist, I utilize a holistic person-centered approach, which fosters insight into my clients' current circumstances, promoting meaningful change, increased self-worth and understanding. Therapeutic frameworks include cognitive behavioral, reality , interpersonal, and mindfulness.
Hello! I am licensed in both California and New York. I specialize in working with professionals, change-management, relationships and divorce, attachment issues, coping with anxiety and depression, and navigating life's myriad challenges. I work with adults--individuals and couples. All of my work is grounded in evidenced-based treatments. I utilize a combination of DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), value-oriented and mindfulness-based approaches to best fit the needs of my patients. I am empathic, direct and dedicated to your progress and achievement of the results you desire and need.
I've been in private practice for 25 years, seeing a wide range of people; I see adults and teens for individual psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I work with issues of anxiety and depression, relationship problems,sexual problems,issues in the workplace,or simply work towards change and growth. I've also consulted at Family Agencies for 20 years. I'm in the Oxford & United Healthcare networks, plus see several patients through their out-of-network benefits.
It's not easy to find a therapist so I hope that what I tell you about me and the way I work will make it easier. I help people resolve anxiety and depression, particularly in the context of LGBTQ issues, problematic governmental leadership, pandemic related anxiety/isolation, self-esteem, body-image, creative blocks, sexual/relational difficulties. I'm down to earth, easy to talk to, non-judgmental and interactive. I work to minimize and overcome the shame and self-blame people frequently feel. All backgrounds/lifestyles are welcome. I create a safe environment for individuals and couples. Skype and phone sessions available.
Are you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in your relationships? Do you feel like you have a hard time connecting with the people in your life? Maybe you've been feeling overwhelmed or helpless by the uncertainty of this time? Or perhaps you want to feel more alive and energized but are afraid of being rejected or abandoned? The capacity for emotional growth and transformation lies within each of us and I believe this begins with the healing power of authentic human relationships. It is only when we feel safe that we can begin to transform our pain.
Welcome...you have arrived at a place I hope can bring you comfort and hope, direction and ease. A place where you can allow yourself a good exhale, relax your shoulders, let go and begin to feel the relief of your own therapeutic space. I am here to support and guide you in whatever your experience brings to you in this moment of your life. There is healing in slowing down to listen to what your feelings and body are telling you, in an open and compassionate environment. I am honored to be a part of such important work.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lower Manhattan, 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 Lower Manhattan, 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 Lower Manhattan, New York, or Child Psychologists in Lower Manhattan, New York.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lower Manhattan, 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 Lower Manhattan, 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.