I help people 18 years and older around stress, trauma, life transition, relationship issues, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
My professional work is founded on the belief that all people, regardless of age or circumstance, have the capacity to learn and grow and to enhance their personal well-being. As a therapist, I partner with my patients as we explore present difficulties or past traumas. Through a supportive therapeutic process, my patients discover and build upon their own inner strengths and resources, which they learn to rely upon outside of therapy in their daily lives.
My professional orientation is rooted in humanistic, and developmental psychological perspectives. My approach combines a healthy balance of support and challenge with the goal of growth and learning always in mind. I use traditional and alternative techniques that are focused in the “here and now” and at times are experimental. As a therapist, I am a perceptive, active listener who provides a warm, safe atmosphere where patients can express their inner life at their own pace.
Training and Education
Over the past 20 years, I have worked with people of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults and older persons. I am a graduate of Hunter College School of Social Work and the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy Four Year Clinical Fellowship Program. Additionally, I have completed training in EMDR with the EMDR Institute, in which I am specialized in helping survivors of recent traumatic events. Most recently, I have studied mindfulness with Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and I continue to infuse my own life and my therapy practice with mindfulness techniques.
I am an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, the New York State Society of Clinical Social Work, and the EMDR International Association.