Hello! I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 8 years of counseling experience. My expertise lies in helping people achieve their goals of stress reduction, improved coping skills, communication, and self-esteem. My eclectic approach includes extensive knowledge in cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and trauma-informed therapy modalities. As an Afro-Latina myself, I know that having a culturally-sensitive therapist is very important to ensure that clients feel heard and supported in sessions. I believe in creating a space of acceptance and unconditional positive regard in order to foster self-acceptance and healing.
When learning difficulties, and/or emotional/behavioral issues negatively impact social, academic, or work performance, it may signal the need for formal psychological testing. I conduct the following types of assessments, including but not limited to: Giftedness, Learning Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Testing for Accommodations (e.g., Extended Time). I have over 25 years experience performing psychological evaluations in many different settings, including schools (elementary, middle, high school, college), inpatient/outpatient psychiatric clinics, forensic settings, and in my private practice.
I bring almost 40 years of experience, substantial training, and compassion to my work. My work helps people find their authentic voice. I focus on developing a greater sense of awareness and presence. I believe that we all want to be understood and accepted at a deep level. My therapy process values the therapeutic relationship, the search for wholeness and authenticity and is a collaborative interactive experience. I create a safe, accepting and caring environment that I hope is also challenging and enlivening to my clients.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who is dedicated to helping individuals and couples move forward in their lives through a better understanding of the obstacles in their paths. Your concerns may involve relationship difficulties, family issues, professional conflicts or a general sense that you are not proceeding in life the way you had hoped. You may be struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness or depression. I have particular expertise working with individuals who are dealing with chronic illnesses and the family members who are supporting these individuals.
I specialize in working with individuals and family members with Addiction, Mental Health challenges and Learning Differences. I'm here to listen and help, let's see where the journey takes us. You can do it, you made it to read this which means you took your first step. Please call for a free consult and we can see if we are a fit. I will make it my job to help you find the help you are looking for. So there is no risk, you will get closer to the help you seek. It can be nice to have a person who knows how to find you what you need. I am happy to do that if another clinician is a better match for you. Look forward to meeting you!
First off, congratulations on taking a major step for yourself by seeking a therapist. It would be an honor to help you further develop your sense of self, explore the depth of what you've experienced and begin to find and celebrate the joy in your life. I spent many years early on in my career with Monte Nido and Affiliates, holding roles ranging from Recovery Coach to Lead Therapist and pair my strong passion for recovery advocacy with my therapeutic specializations through my supervisory work with eating disorder non-profit Project HEAL.
My passion for therapy stems from my belief that it’s powerful and healing to have a space to be heard and supported while addressing challenges and achieving goals. I work with adults of all ages and walks of life who want to live a happier and more satisfying and productive life. Many of my clients are navigating life transitions, trying to understand their career and relationship goals, learning how best to respond to daily stress, anxiety, and challenges, and striving to improve their relationships, mental health, emotions, and self-esteem. Together, we will clarify your goals and develop insight, skills, and self-compassion.
I believe that no one should face difficult times alone. The emotional pain of anxiety, depression, stress, or relationship issues might have left you lonely and isolated at the time when human contact is needed most. Opening up to your friends or family can be hard. By being warm, empathic, and non-judgmental, I provide a safe space where you can express yourself and feel seen and understood. Our work together can help you heal, get to know yourself better, find the strength to face challenges, deepen communication with others, and ultimately lead a more aware, fulfilling life.
With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist I have worked with both inpatient and outpatient populations in Luxembourg, New York, Berlin and India. After specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in Belgium through my PhD coursework, I moved to New York where I specialized in Gestalt Therapy and EMDR and built a private practice. In my career I have provided psychotherapy to a variety of populations, mainly clients working through cultural transitions , addictions, anxiety, phobia, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, life transitions and domestic violence.
Many young adults struggle with mental health or substance use issues but are reluctant to seek treatment because they’re afraid of being stigmatized. I will provide a non-judgmental space and personalized treatment plans so people can experience the deep healing they need to become the best versions of themselves. I work extensively in the field of addiction and understand the vulnerabilities of those who struggle with substance use. I additionally specializes in complex trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and stress-management. I will take a holistic, therapeutic approach to help you take back control of your life.
It’s about your story, how it has come to be, and where it will lead you next. My background includes 25-plus years in the corporate world before changing careers. I use this unique perspective to address anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, and life transitions in a conversational style. I integrate multiple psychotherapeutic approaches depending on your needs and preferences to give you the insights and tools to feel good about your choices. I am a graduate of UC Berkeley, completed my Master of Social Work at Columbia University, and have completed a 2-year post graduate certificate in trauma studies, including EMDR.
I am an analytically and EMDR trained psychotherapist. Having practiced more than 20 years in NYC, I work primarily with adults and adolescents suffering not only from depression and anxiety but also a wide range of issues arising from personal relationships, career challenges, and life transitions. These conditions often are very treatable and progress is fairly rapid.
I provide compassionate, evidence based psychotherapy, and work within a CBT model. I specialize in providing TEAM therapy- fast acting results oriented approach developed by Dr. David Burns at Stanford University. My approach is active, collaborative, and results driven. I provide my patients with the skills to overcome their anxiety, depression, and fears to help them get back to living more satisfying, and enjoyable lives. I push my patients to work hard to get better, so that they can achieve the results they desire. I try to develop a caring, collaborative, and supportive relationship with all my patients and their families.
As a long-term Buddhist practitioner, I bring a compassionate approach to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis that includes a mindful exploration of trauma, addiction, and personal narratives that constrict one's self-image and lived potential.
Making the decision to pursue therapy can be a complex one. Whether it's better understanding your relationship with substances, tolerating a difficult life situation, striving for balance, or if the goal is self-exploration, the journey of psychotherapy can be an opportunity to grow. Building strengths in a safe and supportive partnership can pave way towards living a more satisfying life.
I am a warm, engaging Clinical Psychologist, specializing in anxiety disorders and relationship issues. I have practiced Cognitive Behavior Therapy in New York City for 25+ years, so my advice is informed by a breadth of experience. In addition to my practice, I am active on the faculty at Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Since my orientation is cognitively-based, therapy sessions are conversational, pragmatic, and focused primarily on the here-and-now. We work on reaching therapeutic goals and collaborate on methods to attain them.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with young adults and adolescents struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I am solution-focused therapist and highly motivated to help my clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible. My mission is to assist my clients improve their emotional well being, enhance their ability to engage in interpersonal relationships, and to empower them with useful tools.
Ideal clients run the gamut from adolescents to middle age adults facing depression, anxiety, parenting related issues including parent/child conflicts. Client needs psychotherapy and maybe psychiatrist evaluations to talk about history, presenting problem & contract course of treatment. Goals is building a working bond, decrease symptoms &/or improve quality of daily functioning. Client wants a for things to get better, a sense of hope; that they are not unique in their “problem” and want to find understand their problem to find balance. Client want someone to talk too.
I have extensive degrees including ;PHd,; MSW, MA, BA and have taught graduate and postgraduate studies at major Universities. I have expertise and training in body-oriented , brain-centered therapies: Somatic Experiencing, IFS , Polyvagal Theory with which I combine non traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy - - which lead to not only emotional well - being but to physiological healing. With this combination of therapies, the therapeutic work is very effective. As my work embodies a naturalistic approach, the therapy tends to be short term and/or of shorter duration than most psychologies
I take a highly interactive, supportive, and collaborative approach to therapy. My goal is to help you function and feel better in the present by addressing the frustrating or repetitive behaviors or cycles that have held you back, Together, we will develop greater insight about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that undermine your relationships and productivity. My hope is that our work together will not only be enriching and meaningful, but that it will create the change you are looking for to live a fulfilling life.