My Approach to Helping
Choosing to see a therapist can the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Do you find yourself struggling to create healthy relationships, feeling overwhelmed by life's pressures, or yearning to achieve a peaceful state of mind? Perhaps you feel weighted down by troubling past experiences that have created self-defeating patterns, and worry that you won't be able to break the cycle. With my help, you can overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, increase your ability to manage stress, free yourself from past burdens, and feel more in control of your own life's journey.
As your therapist, I will take the time to get to know you and to fully understand your unique needs and goals. Our work together will focus on your strengths and draw upon your inner resources to create the positive changes you would like to see in your life.
I truly enjoy my work and feel it is a privilege to see people through their struggles to a place of healing and happiness.
More Info About My Practice
My office is a comfortable, safe space that is accessible from many neighborhoods in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties. There is plenty of parking and I offer both daytime and evening appointments to accommodate your schedule. Please call for a consultation.
My Role as a Therapist
Many people who have never experienced therapy imagine that a therapist provides advice, or works as an "expert" to help the client. This is not the case, nor should it be. My role as a therapist is to create a strong alliance with you by getting to know you and by learning about your unique struggles and the changes you would like to make in order to achieve a more satisfying life. I will work with you to help uncover your strengths and use them to overcome obstacles, create growth, improve relationships, and find fulfillment. Throughout the process, you will be in the driver's seat of your journey. While I have the "expertise" of skills and training in various therapeutic approaches and techniques, you are the expert on your own life story and your goals. No two clients are the same, and a good therapist cannot treat a person with a "one-size-fits-all" approach. It is my job to enter your world in order to fully understand how to be of the most help to you.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It's normal to be apprehensive or unsure when first considering therapy. Many people don't know what to expect, or else they have had negative experiences with therapy in the past. In our first sessions, we will address any concerns or questions you might have, and throughout the process, I will encourage you to give me feedback about how you think it is going. Progress in therapy takes time, of course, and sometimes people find they might feel worse before they feel better. This is perfectly normal and happens because therapy can bring thoughts and feelings to the surface that were previously ignored or repressed. In time, these thoughts and feelings can be processed in a healthy way in order to achieve a greater sense of balance and peace. Remember, because coming to therapy is your choice, you can also choose to end at any time.