My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in downtown Manhattan. I have 5 years experience working with individuals, couples and families of diverse ages, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. I practice psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy and work on a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, sexual orientation, gender identity, difficult interpersonal relationships, occupational problems, trauma, mental illness and physical illness. My social work training in social justice and systemic oppression has been quite valuable when working with clients coping with and responding to racism, homophobia, sexism, poverty and intimate partner violence.
I am here to help you identify the sources of dis-ease and discomfort in your life and then assist you in responding to them. You will find me to be empathetic and compassionate, but I will challenge you when necessary. My practice is based on a perspective of equality amongst the client and therapist. Together, with thoughtfulness, intention and humor, we will work to alleviate the concerns that are bringing you to therapy while adding richness and meaning to your personal, social and spiritual life.
In addition to my private practice, I have provided psychotherapy and family counseling services in clinic settings as well as emergency psychiatric hospital based treatment and mobile crisis services. Our initial session is a chance to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit; there is no fee for consultation. Please call me if you're interested in scheduling a consultation.