Humans are born innately curious, equipped with tools and perseverance to succeed in life. We are so strong and capable, full of great intuition and instincts. As babies and young children, we know our own truth and speak it confidently. As we grow, in order to fit in with life and society around us, we compromise our needs and ideals. We want to please others and feel acceptance. As a result, we may sacrifice our own beliefs. Trauma and oppression become obstacles in our path to healthy relationships, with our self and others. We feel individual, collective, and cultural pain.
My approach is best described as "skills, not pills." I will help you think about your problems differently and develop strategies to handle them more effectively. I provide psychotherapy to treat a variety of life issues and concerns, including: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, parenting issues, and stress. I'm a very experienced and sex-positive sex therapist. My orientation is as an integration of cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and insight-oriented with a strong mindfulness component. My style is warm and active. I strive to be both compassionate, and honest.
When we are faced with life's challenges we are often left feeling overwhelmed and alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space, and a trusted partner, who you can work with to create a more peaceful and meaningful life. Let's work together to navigate the difficult process of changing unhealthy responses to life's challenges. I focus treatment on restoring hope by using a strengths-based approach to building self-esteem and instituting concrete coping skills to rewire neural pathways that have been hardwired to perpetuate depression, anxiety and unhealthy behaviors.
I believe that ultimate wellness encompasses 8 different aspects of life. Wellness is more than just health. The model I use in therapy includes physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, environmental, occupational, and intellectual wellness. This brings a holistic approach to evidence-based theories which helps create a supportive environment conducive to growth. It is often difficult to identify where we struggle and how to blend these 8 branches to find homeostasis and balance. My goal as a therapist is to help bridge the gap and provide a safe environment for individuals to explore this therapeutic journey.
I am a New York State licensed Psychotherapist who specializes in treating anxiety, mild depression, parenting challenges and helping individuals navigate dating in the modern world. My background experience includes over 15 years of working with individuals, children and families. I received my certification in field education from Fordham University which has allowed me to train other mental health professionals and social workers in the field.
Even when we have received the ideal nurturing, secure, validating childhood, which can help us to negotiate complexities and challenges we may face later in life, our inner resources can become depleted. The capacity to find joy and comfort may elude us. Rebalancing areas of outer life, and planning steps toward change may be in order. I make time to learn about the myriad ways that using art, energetic, somatic and stress reducing therapies can help each person who comes in, to restore their inner lives as well.
In my fifteen years of working in the behavioral health field, I have witnessed the damage that unmanageable behavior can have on individuals and those they love. This behavior is usually manifested in the misuse of drugs, and often an untreated (or undiagnosed) mental health condition such as PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, or Bipolar Disorder. By the time individuals seek help for these conditions, most often there has been a tremendous amount of hurt, shame, and guilt. I have a strong commitment to providing treatment in a safe, respectful, and confidential setting where individuals and families can begin to heal from these painful wounds.
I am a nurse practitioner holding dual board certifications in psychiatry and family medicine. I specialize in the medical management of mental disorders of children, adults and the elderly. My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, attention deficit disorder, dementia, substance abuse, among other conditions. In addition I am registered to certify patients for Medical Marijuana. For those that prefer to address their issues from home, telehealth is available. I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
At the root of your suffering and joy are your answers to these kinds of questions: How is your relationship with yourself? How are your relationships with others? Are you aware of what truly nourishes and sustains you? Do you actively cultivate these? Over 25 years of providing psychotherapy in a clinic setting then private practice, life coaching, training and consultation of helping professionals, extensive postgraduate training and rich life experience have well prepared me to ask and help you answer potentially life-changing questions, within a safe supportive environment.
Are you feeling stagnant, unmotivated or just unsatisfied? Have you lost interest in previously enjoyable experiences and general happiness? We specialize in improving self-esteem, motivation and general wellness. Our goal is to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment, while challenging individuals to explore barriers that may be getting in the way of making desired changes. We work with people from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds helping you improve overall use of coping skills and use of self-care to help you get back on track and on your way to improved wellness.
Are you experiencing depression and anxiety? Do you feel that the quality of your family and interpersonal relationships aren't what they're supposed to be? Are you unsatisfied with your career? Do you wonder who you are and what gives you meaning past your daily obligations? As a therapist with lived experience, I have a special awareness of how difficult these and other questions are to answer, which is the reason that our work together is tailored to your individual needs within a framework of CBT, DBT, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Our work will consist of an affirming and safe space.
As a therapist, I want to support you to identify and address the specific challenges you face. Therapy can be a tool and experience that offers a way to heal from suffering that may be due to life stressors, life transitions, relationships, traumatic experiences, complex systems, and internalized feelings about ourselves. I create a space for healthy emotional experiences to partner with you, your child, or your family in identifying what you most need and the role that therapy can take to get you there.
Therapy is an important step to healing. You are not alone in your search for deeper self discovery, healing, and balance. We can travel this road together. Throughout this journey, our therapeutic relationship can support you by creating a safe, peaceful, and encouraging environment. During each session, we will walk through the daily challenges while moving towards total and long lasting self-empowerment. You are unique. Therefore our sessions will be tailored to your unique story. I use a strengths-based approach and I guide clients through a variety of therapeutic strategies.
It is okay to not be okay. Worry, grief, loss, stress, anger, hurt, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming and also leave you feeling stuck and unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. My approach invites you to grow and thrive at your own pace in a safe environment where you don’t have to navigate the path alone. I provide person-centered mindful therapy, drawing on powerful evidence-based approaches like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solutions-focused therapy.
If you had a sore throat you'd see a doctor, right? We are taught as a society to take care of our physical health, but our mental health is no different! Are you having difficulty managing a big transition in your life? Are you experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety? Are you grieving a loss? Are you struggling in your relationship? If so, you don't have to handle it alone. My name is Savannah. I'm a mental health professional here to help and work along side you to find your way back to healthy functioning.
Are you ready to zero in on your goals at last? Or do you need to stop and take stock of what the heck is happening, inside and out, right now? We all need sometimes to go full speed ahead and sometimes to become still and listen. My intent is to help you live fully and joyfully, fast and slow, by blending skills I've picked up over years of training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, life coaching, and insight meditation.
My hope is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to offer you the opportunity for self-growth, self-reflection, and develop ultimate balance within yourself. My practice is psychodynamically informed and inspired by a belief that properly guided therapeutic work can provide a sense of freedom when we are motivated and willing to make brave changes. My priority is to build a strong therapeutic connection in order to inspire and support your growth. I specialize in adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, substance abuse/misuse disorders, eating disorders, gender identity and sexuality issues, and survivors of trauma.
I am passionate about helping others achieve goals, work through and problem solve as well as address significant mental health issues and obstacles that intrude, create havoc and prevent individuals from living happy and healthy. As well as a licensed clinical social worker, I also have a masters degree in communication disorders....I'll help you find how and what to say when words and the ability to express feelings are at a loss. Life is not a dress rehearsal....we only go around once!!
I work well with clients (as couples, or individuals) who sense that their relationships could be much better. I can help you achieve clarity about your relationship's potential, provide a roadmap, and encouragement, for you to realize it. I help people who don't want to lose themselves in relationships, but -- rather -- find their best selves there. I approach my clients with the same kindness and compassion I would want if the situation were reversed. I also work with people who are going through, or have gone through, divorce, via weekend After Divorce workshops (Zoom based). I'm licensed in NY, MA, PA, NJ and NM.
Now offering interpreters for most languages and ASL. I am a nurse practitioner holding dual board certifications in psychiatry and family medicine. I specialize in the medical management of mental disorders of adults and the elderly. My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, attention deficit disorder, dementia, and substance abuse, among other conditions. In addition, I am registered to certify patients for Medical Marijuana. For those that prefer to address their issues from home, telehealth is available.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick, or Child Psychologists in Warwick.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Warwick 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 Warwick 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.