Let’s see if we are right for each other.
I’m not the right therapist for everyone, but I might be for you.
I take my work very seriously but strive to be lighthearted about myself and life. I believe wholeheartedly in the healing power of laughter when taken in combination with hard work.
There are many contradictions in relationships and life. Almost no situation is cut-and-dried, and it takes time and effort to get comfortable in the grey.
Are you willing to work hard and to hear some hard truths? Are you ready to put aside your preconceived notions about the people in your life, and, more importantly, about yourself?
I work primarily with individuals experiencing a range of psychological concerns, including trouble adjusting to life circumstances, mood disturbances (such as anxiety or depression), and struggles with addictive behaviors. Also, I work with couples experiencing relationship difficulties, such as faulty communication patterns or an inability to resolve conflict effectively.
In our work together, my goals are…
…to create a safe and comfortable space for you to begin to explore all the parts of yourself locked away years ago.
…to be transparent, honest, and responsive to your needs.
…to understand your world as you experience it and then to help you find your way out of or to make peace with whatever negative mindset or situation with which you are struggling.
…to help you take personal responsibility (not blame!) for understanding and improving your life circumstances.
In my experience, clients don’t care as much about academic degrees and training as they do about feeling heard and seen.
But if you’re interested, here is the thumbnail overview of my credentials.
I have extensive academic and clinical training. My Ph.D. is in Social Psychology, which has helped me to understand how cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal factors interact to produce human suffering.
I am drawn to those that emphasize the mind/body connection. During my 20 years of experience as a yoga practitioner and teacher, I have seen the positive roles that physical exercise, proper nutrition, and meditation can play in creating a balanced lifestyle and improving psychological well-being.
When I’m not seeing clients, I enjoy all that New York City has to offer (in non-quarantine times!), both indoors and out.
I attribute a lot of my well-being to my frequent runs and bike rides in Central Park, my daily yoga/meditation practice, and above all to time spent with family, friends, and my newly adopted shelter cat.
As a natural introvert, I find balance by regularly (some would say obsessively) reading books and solving crossword puzzles. I also travel to at least one new place every year, to always keep my mind and heart expanding…
Let’s make a connection.
If you’re ready to leap, I am happy to offer a complimentary 15-minute phone/video session to help determine whether we both think that we might work well together.
What have you got to lose – other than your pain?