My Approach to Helping
I bring to my practice a true desire to help people, an empathic style, and a multitude of life experiences.
I'm a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in individual and group treatment for adults. I help my clients navigate work and career stress, take control of their relationships, manage anxiety and depression, and boost self-esteem. My other specialties include helping clients manage career transitions and offering business advisories.
I'm on the board of directors for the New York City chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and often work with families who need help to manage a loved one's mental health issues. I've worked in Bellevue Hospital's outpatient psychiatry department for more than eleven years, and am skilled at treating a variety of addiction and substance abuse challenges.
I know that entering therapy may be a difficult and emotionally charged decision. Consequently, I listen carefully to my clients, working at a pace they find comfortable. I've helped many clients better understand themselves, empowering them to make choices that lead to more fulfilling lives.
More Info About My Practice
I do not accept any insurance. My fee is reimbursable as an "out of network" provider.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Workplace cutbacks, technological changes, career dissatisfaction, and the desire to do something different mean many people change careers. I help my clients better understand themselves, make realistic assessments, and achieve satisfying careers. The process begins with assessing my clients' skills, style, intelligence, values, and interests. Sometimes we work to overcome anxiety about searching for a job. Other times we work to understand your weaknesses and strengths. Sometimes, the goal is to make peace with a current job so you can advance more quickly. I also use my own experience as a successful career-changer to help my clients make decisions.
My Therapy Focus
I've helped many clients change careers, enter relationships, reinvigorate their existing relationships and careers, relate better to others, and make peace with their lives and choices. I help my clients manage problems so they can feel more fulfilled.
I primarily work with adults in individual settings, and rely upon psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and psychoanalysis.