Welcome to my website and my practice: I have been immersed in the betterment of people’s mental health for the past 17 years as a researcher, educator and practitioner. I offer psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy to individuals and couples in Riverdale , New York and on the upperwest side of Manhattan. I bring a multi- faceted approach to therapy informed by my education and training ( see “credentials” above). I am a non- judgmental, open and well- trained clinician and I love what I do.
How I can help: Most people arrive in my office due to a major loss, change, trauma or setback. Underneath these circumstances is usually an otherwise healthy person who has lost their way or is overcome by obstacles. Starting from a person’s strengths, however small, I help people develop steps to address problems they have in living.
Together with life circumstances people also arrive in my office with deeply felt emotions. Feelings of the heart, like the organ itself are central to who we are. Feelings impact and color everything and lead to how we think and behave. Yet, deep emotion is often not consciously available ( especially in hard times ) while impacting the way we act in powerful ways. I focus on humanizing a person’s condition and gaining an understanding of a person’s internal life in order to affect their lives outside of the consultation room.
What you can expect: Most people report feeling immmediate relief just taking the first step and showing up for sessions. Simply taking time to sit still and think out loud with a trained professional can positively impact living. Regular sessions take on special meaning as fundamental thoughts and wishes are brought to life weekly and processed together. In being heard by someone who deeply cares while hearing one self on a regular basis new ways of “being” can be realized and real change can happen.
I place great value on my role as an astute listener but at the same time I am an engaged therapist. I participate in a measured way and all according to a person’s needs, pace and process. I strive to provide respect, security and compassion while being real and authentic with people.
How long is the treatment ? The length of any given treatment is determined during sessions on an ongoing basis. Most people come in for at least 6 months to a year to achieve some kind of change or piece of mind. Individual sessions are 45 minutes and regular treatment takes place on a once or twice a week basis.
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