Have you been feeling bogged down by life? Are past experiences controlling the way you think, feel, and act? Between work, school, relationships, and trying to find yourself, life can feel so stressful and overwhelming. Talking with someone who is open and non-judgmental can be a helpful way of releasing some stress, learning skills to get through these tough times, and better your relationship with yourself and others.
Every day you wake up feeling tired with your mind racing. The constant nagging, comparisons and desire to do better, be better won't go away. It seems like the longer things go the more it impacts your relationships and those around you. Your not a patient as you used to be. You're worried if you don't do something now it will eventually be too late. You know things need to change and you desperately want some sense of normalcy. You've had it with feeling stuck in the same place but nothing you do seems to work and you just don't know what to do at this point.
Things in life can be overwhelming. It’s helpful to have someone who is really present to sit down with and help you sort through to free up some brain space! My professional experience includes working with individuals that have experienced traumatic life events, as well as working with individuals who are struggling with general day-to-day concerns.
We are confidential, open-minded, comprehensive and whole-person centered. The spectrum of human sexuality is vast, and our goal is helping you find your own wellness regarding sexual issues. The Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness provides care for common and complex sexual and intimacy issues in people of all genders and ages. The Center is comprised of a sexual medicine specialist, a menopause medicine specialist, well as three certified sex therapists. In addition to medical and psycho-social evaluation of sexual issues, we offer individual, couple, and group therapy for a variety of sexual issues.
Do you want to heal from the toughest losses or heartaches with help from an expert? Many want to find a way out of loneliness and isolation and create intimate and supportive relationships. However, releasing the painful past and reclaiming your true self isn't easy. You might be experiencing stuck places in your relationships and work life. These problems can range from troubled relationships, procrastination, and perfectionism, to depression, anxiety, loneliness, and isolation. But therapy can help you take small steps in uncovering what has been the underlying problems. And I am right by your side.
Life is full of pain but suffering is optional. Starting Therapy is a brave step toward becoming the person you have always wanted to be. You don't have to struggle alone anymore. Together, we will work through whatever trials you've been battling in both past and present such as worry, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), change, intrusive thoughts, rumination, loneliness, relationship issues, breaking old habits, moral injury, substance use, and cognitive distortions (stuck points). I honor your process at all times and am grateful to be included in your journey! This is your time!
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you feeling deep pain, but there's no one who really understands? Are your emotions so powerful that you are beginning to feel like they're in control? Are you feeling unsure about your purpose and unclear about your identity? Are you feeling stuck and unsure how to become free? I am here for you! I understand that beginning therapy can be anxiety-provoking. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore your emotions, experience healing and grow in understanding your purpose and identity. You can expect to gain perspective and feel empowered after each session.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who believes that we as humans are most balanced when we feel safe and understood, non-judgmentally. As a bilingual therapist (English and Spanish), I strive to ensure that clients are provided the space to effectively express themselves in a way that makes sense to them. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples who can be experiencing challenges with life transitions, anxiety, depression, stress, or simply would like a neutral person to talk to.
Feeling stuck and can't figure out why? Maybe you have noticed patterns that are getting in the way. You might react too quickly, getting angry and loud, and then feeling guilt or shame afterwards. Perhaps, you find yourself going blank in different situations where you don't know what to say and feel like shutting down. Maybe you might want connection with people, but it might be hard to trust and put yourself out there. Even knowing these patterns doesn't make it easy to figure out what to do. Our body is wired to keep us safe and sometimes these patterns develop after trauma as ways of trying to help us.
Maybe you are wanting some support in making a decision, or having trouble with “keeping your cool”? Are you feeling anxious and not real decisive at times? Do you notice patterns in your life with relationships? I can help. I believe that labels are social constructs that bind us and hold us stagnate into believing a narrow viewpoint about ourselves. Each of us are a spectrum of varying attributes and a label can not come close to capturing our essence.
I am a psychotherapist specializing in growth-oriented counseling with adults & couples. My clients typically work to increase awareness of their present life patterns which lead to various forms of emotional distress. This pain often causes significant disruption in their social, work, physical lives or intimate relationships. Early life experiences influence how we all experience our lives today. Insights and associations during talk therapy often bring previously unseen dynamics to light leading to healthier choices and increased fulfillment. Sessions take place weekly over the course of many months or more for lasting growth.
Do you struggle with difficult emotions? Feel that something is missing? Unsatisfied with aspects of your life? Working together, I can help you learn to understand your feelings; untangle complicated emotions; increase positive experiences, improve communication and relationships; end cycles of depression and anxiety. Sometimes you feel the need or desire to initiate change. Other times change may present itself in a way that leaves you feeling that you have limited or no influence over your circumstances. I help people deal effectively with change.
Reaching out for professional support when life becomes difficult to manage is a sign of strength and hope. I can help you (or your loved one) discover a peaceful approach to life's challenges by facing them together with gentleness, bravery, and self-awareness. When you visit my office, you will experience a warm, accepting, and genuine approach to psychotherapy that is firmly grounded in evidence-based practices. I will thoughtfully and respectfully attend to your individual needs and help you discover the strength within yourself to progress in the direction you choose.
I work with children between the ages of 5 and 22 who are having emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. I work closely with families in the treatment of their children. In addition to my private practice, I am the senior psychologist for Hillside Children's Center's residential program, where I have worked for the last 16 years.
Life has a way of throwing challenges at us when we least expect it. At times we can easily overcome the barriers but for the other times we may need to reach out for support. Therapy can offer a safe, non-judgmental place to help us decrease emotional stress, better understand our past, and help us to develop tools to move forward. I'm a licensed Creative Arts Therapist with 6 years of clinical experience and specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety and stress, LGBTQIA+ issues, identity and self-exploration. I strive to be genuine, developing positive relationships so I can be a partner in your healing process.
Are you seeking a more creative approach to therapy? Have you tried counseling in the past and felt that talking and analyzing your problems and challenges may not have been as helpful as you would have liked? Have you ever thought that you'd like to learn more creative ways to express and understand yourself, but you don't know where to start? Art Therapy is a blend of psychotherapy and art making, which allows you to discuss the concerns and challenges you face as well as learn ways to creatively work through them to improve your life.
Are you neurodivergent having a tough time in a neurotypical world? Or a creative soul feeling stuck in life? Finding someone who can listen and understands can be difficult to find. Then there's the thing about vulnerability- eek! No thanks! (Psst, I might sort of know some stuff about that to help.) If you've been asking yourself where or how you fit in the world- let's work together to build that clarity. Wanting to explore socialization, school, or career things (even basic things that have been tough)? Let's talk and see what we can accomplish together.
If you are struggling in your life - if you feel unhappy in relationships, wish to feel more confident, are working through grief, loss, or trauma, or need support in coping with a new stage of life - therapy can help. It can be painful to go through such challenges alone. I aim to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, acceptance, and compassion. Together, we can work to develop new awareness and insight, build coping strategies to deal with stress, and improve your quality of life.
When things are difficult, it can isolate us, drain our emotional reserves, and limit our ability to look at things in new ways. I work to help clients appreciate the depth of their experience, and support them toward personal strength and healthier relationships. My style is open, collaborative, direct, and supportive. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years in private practice. I also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Rochester's Counseling Center for many years.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or unhappy? Have you encountered an unexpected bump in the road and now feel lost, confused, angry or sad? Do you want to make a change in your life but feel stuck about where to begin? I believe that everyone has the capacity to face challenges and manage stress, with the right type of support and confidence.