Welcome to my website and my practice.

I have been in the field of mental health since 2001.  I offer psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy primarily to individuals and also to couples. I bring a multi- faceted approach to therapy informed by my education and training ( please see tab above “credentials” ).  I  am a warm, non judgemental and skilled clinician and 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: 

For most people sessions become a safe place and home  for fundamental thoughts and feelings to be brought to life and processed together. In being heard by someone who deeply cares while hearing one self at the same time new ways of “being” can be realized.  I place value on my role as an active listener but 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 ( peace) of mind. Sessions are 45 minutes and regular treatment takes place on a once or twice a week basis.

Do you want to know more ?

For more information or if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me by email at jrstr@me.com, phone, 917-362-3933 or text.