I work with adults (including geriatric) to relieve suffering and enhance their ability to feel high-level well-being. Sometimes relatively quick change is possible through learning tools and skills. These opportunities for learning I address through a variety of techniques that people learn to use on their own.
After 32 years of experience in the private practice of psychotherapy and after many years of teaching and supervising therapists of all ages, it is clear to me that the relationship with the therapist is the most important factor in people being able to lead more fulfilling lives.
My style of work is active and collaborative. I respectfully challenge you to self-reflect on your habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving, with the goal of recognizing both the positive and negative consequences on you as an individual and on your relationships.
When I think about what an individual or couple needs from a therapist, it's a listener who hears what is missing in their story - what they haven't thought of, what questions they haven't asked that will help expand their perspectives.
I am a seasoned clinician with a wide variety of advanced training and experience.
Very experienced, intuitive and caring therapist, working in a non-judgmental, holistic framework to meet your needs. I provide support for individuals and couples at all life-stages.
Therapy is about listening to our patients and helping them to create meaningful narratives of their lives. This journey involves exploring new feelings, sometimes not yet articulated and digging into messy, conflictual dimensions of ourselves.
I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which the relationship between therapist and patient becomes the conduit of change.
I am a seasoned international career coach and social work psychotherapist with over 35 years experience successfully counseling individuals, couples and groups in their personal and professional lives.
As a seasoned, compassionate psychotherapist with an integrative approach, I draw from psychoanalytic, behavioral, and experiential methods to address your unique needs.
I began my first career as a choral conductor, singer and professor of sight-singing and ear-training at Mannes College, Hunter College and SUNY Purchase. There came a time, however, when I became much more interested in helping people who had difficulty with performance anxiety and related self–esteem problems. This interest led to my decision to become a psychotherapist.
First and foremost I believe that therapy is helpful when the therapist creates an environment in which the client's feelings and thoughts can be expressed freely. The therapist's role is to be an active listener providing feedback, which will help the client understand the obstacles preventing them from reaching their potential and goals.
Psychotherapeutic work is a way of truly valuing yourself, whether you are new to this process, or have been on the road of self-discovery for quite some time. Being a therapist and offering you the space to listen and learn about yourself is an honor and a privilege.
I believe that by engaging in therapy you have the opportunity to change and improve your life. Whether you are seeking help at this time due to challenging or unexpected life circumstances, or your difficulties are more long-standing, therapy can make a big difference.
My way of working is an eclectic style which combines family systems theory, attachment theory and something pioneered by the brilliant psychiatrist and neuro-scientist, Dr. Daniel J. Siegal at UCLA called "interpersonal neurobiology."
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages. My private practice is in Chelsea and I serve a diverse population of both men and women of varying sexualities including heterosexual and the LGBTQ community.
Over the past 20+ years, I have had the honor of working with people from many continents and all walks of life. These individuals, whether alone or in groups, never cease to humble and amaze me with their courage and willingness to engage in the process of healing.
During the initial session, many of my patients express similar problematic issues: "Why am I so angry all the time? Why did I react that way when that person said that? Why am I being treated this way? Did I do something to encourage this treatment? I can't seem to keep a healthy relationship going. I don't understand myself and why I keep repeating the same mistakes!
I have come to therapy by way of a passion for people and the infinite ways we all struggle with relationships, conflicts and life's dilemmas. Each of us striving to do and be the best we can be alongside our unique cluster of strengths and weaknesses.
Welcome! You're now one step closer to receiving quality help for the problems getting in your way.
I am a licensed mental heath counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor. I have been in the field of mental health as a counselor and therapist for the past 28 years. I speak English and Spanish.
Seeking someone who is capable, highly educated,and trained in specialized techniques,to help you get "unstuck" from your entrenched negative beliefs, feelings and behavior, get in touch with me. You will find a safe space, where all aspects of your being are welcome - a space to grow your compassion, curiosity, understanding and humor. We will aim for your empowerment and freedom to make adaptive choices.
I provide support, empathy and understanding in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance of your unique story. Each of our stories are both universal and unique as we deal with the struggles of the human condition that we all share.