My Approach to Helping
Working and living in Manhattan (NYC) is already hard without worrying about how you're thinking and feeling. You want to be successful, find meaningful relationships, and live a full, happy life. So what gets in the way? You get really anxious when talking to people, and have a hard time asking for what you want. You avoid confrontation, only to later feel taken advantage of. Although this makes you feel resentful, you worry a lot about what other people think, and fear being judged. This gives you a lot of anxiety in your relationships, to the point that worry has taken over your life. Deep down, you're afraid that if you assert yourself and don't sacrifice your needs, people will reject you.
More Info About My Practice
I understand how difficult it is to live with anxiety, especially social anxiety, when living in New York City. But the truth is anxiety shouldn't keep you from living your best life--everyone deserves to find love, breathe easy, and be happy. I've dedicated my life to helping people improve their confidence, work through their anxiety, and get the skills to be more effective in work and their relationships, using my personal experience and the best available evidence-based practices.
My Role as a Therapist
I'm conversational, direct, and transparent in my approach to make sure that the treatment we use is in line with your goals and makes sense. I also use your live feedback and evidence-based tools to make sure we're on the right track and making progress. This is grounded in what is called "feedback informed treatment," which research shows improves the effectiveness of therapy. Being able to understand your goals, use methods that make sense to you, and form a warm, respectful working relationship is what drives therapy. I believe psychotherapy helps us "go deep" in understanding and dealing with our anxiety, and my goal is to use every tool available to make sure it works for you.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I know how complicated it can be to reach out to a therapist. You shouldn't have to play phone tag or worry about whether you'll make a good fit. Getting started with me is easy:
1. Book a time on my website for a free phone consultation: We'll talk about your goals and see if we're a good fit.
2. Set up a first face-to-face appointment: You'll fill out paperwork online before our first session, so we can make the best use of our time together.
3. Start building the confidence and life you've always wanted: We'll develop a treatment tailored to you, focused on your goals.