My Approach to Helping
Sometimes people know why they wish to begin therapy, and others don't. Maybe you feel a sense that something important just isn't working, or that you have a repetitious approach to dating or work that isn't yielding what you hope, and maybe what you need. It could be about family and boundary issues that lead to the ongoing conflict. Whatever it is, no doubt some bad feeling accompanies the circumstances. And replacing those feelings with positive coping mechanisms and new ways to thrive and move forward with your best self is what I hope therapy can be for you. Along with a space where you feel completely heard, understood, and appreciated as you are.
As your therapist, you’ll know I’m always on your side, whether we are discussing challenges that keep coming up for you or the painful ways you might be judging or doubting yourself. My warm and attentive style helps my clients feel safe opening up. I listen and reflect without judgment and I always work to understand you.
- I don’t just listen and say a few things at the end. There are therapists like that, excellent ones. That’s not me. I mirror back what you tell me so that I am understanding you. I ask questions. I make important observations. I am engaged and fully present in the experience with you.
- I meet people where they are and help them get to where they want to go. We focus on solutions immediately. You won’t have to wait to start figuring stuff out, we will start making progress in session one.
- You will have space to be heard and understood. Through listening intently to your story, we can find patterns quickly and uncover the questions you may not have considered that help you move forward.
- My services are not a one-size-fits-all. We will work together to get you in touch with what matters to you and your life and reach your unique goals.
You are looking for relief or clarity now — not after I have learned everything about your entire life — but now. And that is where we will begin, with whatever brings you to therapy at this time. In your first session, we will address your current pain points and anxieties. Let’s figure out what’s wrong, where you need to go, and start moving in that direction from day one.
More Info About My Practice
New York University MA, Applied Psychology
New York University MFA, Creative Writing
Vassar College BA, English Literature
Additional Advanced Education
New York University Post-Master's Certificate in Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis
The Gottman Method Level 3 Couples Counselor
Institute for Life Coach Training Board-Certified Coach
Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP)
During our free consultation, we can discuss why you are considering therapy and explore how I can help. Email me at email@example.com – I’m ready to listen.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUPLES COUNSELING, and STUDENT COACHING
Something is not working in your relationship. Or perhaps passion has faded. Maybe the arguments have become more frequent and repetitive. Perhaps you used to feel so connected but now you don't even seem to understand each other. Are you wondering if you and your partner still seek the same things?
I Help Couples Heal From Issues Such As:
Blaming one another, and keeping score of wrongs.
Criticism has become the norm in your relationship.
Lack of emotional support, leaving you alone when you are needing connection.
Fights resulting from a lack of clarity around money and finances.
Assuming your partner has lost the ability to care for you or grow.
Lack of intimacy or sex leaves you both feeling unloved.
Avoiding talking about the real problems.
Some couples who begin work with me know what the trouble is but it keeps coming up again and again. Others don?t understand why their relationship has become so hard.
In couples counseling, I will help you build the loving relationships you've always wanted. And through the process, you will gain the skills to communicate (and love) more effectively with your partner and feel more connected.
STUDENTS IN CRISIS
Being a student has never been so difficult, especially the last three years. So many young people are lacking motivation and energy, feel depressed and anxious, are addicted to their phones, lacking the energy and passion they used to have. Or they feel like they are doing everything they are supposed to be doing but somehow still feel lost, like they don't have a true passion. Instead of asking for help, you or your adolescent (or young adult) may withdraw from the world, struggling to connect to what's really going on. Worse, they may find themselves not only emotionally disconnected but also failing to launch as adults. Let's replace lousy coping mechanisms with new strengths to keep you resilient through school, and get support on your journey from somebody who understands - I've been a teacher, coach, and professor for over 20 years, and have worked as a writing and arts professor at NYU for the last 15.
If this rings true, coaching can help. Let's find ways to uncover newfound confidence and a stronger sense of self, so you or your student will feel empowered to design a fulfilling life and take steps to make it happen.