My Approach to Helping
Do you feel hurt or frustrated in your relationships? Or do you feel alone and that it is difficult to connect? Do you feel stuck in the past? Or have you experienced a recent trauma or loss? Do you worry about everyday events or feel insecure about your future? Do you cope with painful feelings in ways that are self-defeating? If you feel held back from the life you want and deserve, I would like to help you.
My therapeutic style is interactive, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I am genuinely empathic and curious, and I want to discuss your life experiences, emotional reactions, and perceptions with you. Together, we will better understand how your past affects the way you view yourself and the world, the choices you make, your patterns of relating to others, and explore new options to reduce your suffering and improve your life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced training and over 25 years experience providing effective psychotherapy to adults with a broad range of difficulties. I also have expertise working with survivors of childhood abuse, adult traumas, relationship problems, depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss and infertility, and life transitions including young adults leaving home, marriage, becoming a parent, separation and divorce, changing careers, retirement, and the loss of a loved one.
It is not often an easy decision to start therapy or seek out a new therapist, but if you contact me, we can talk about any concerns or questions you have about the process.
More Info About My Practice
I participate in some insurance plans, and am an out-of-network provider for all other insurances. If you have out-of-network benefits, most plans will reimburse you any where from 50-80% of my fee. I can provide you with a monthly statement to submit to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement.
***I am in-network with UMR for Mount Sinai Employees Top Tier ONLY***
***I am not in-network with GHI plans.***
Some sliding scale fees are available if you are not covered by insurance or choose not to use your insurance due to confidentiality concerns.
Daytime and evening appointments available. Please email or call.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety is the feeling you have when you don't know what will happen in the future. I have successfully helped clients with anxieties, big and smaller, like worrying about what others think of you, or how to feel safe after a sexual assault, or what your life will look like after the death of a partner. We all feel anxious sometimes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of uncertainty, and therefore, a lot of anxiety. I look forward to helping you.
I understand that life transitions can stir up a lot of feelings about your identity, losses from the past, and worries about the future. I have successfully worked with many clients around transitions including young adults graduating and leaving home, getting married, becoming a parent, separation and divorce, changing careers, retirement, and the loss of a loved one. I am here to help with your life transitions.
PREGNANCY LOSS AND INFERTILITY
Are you struggling to get pregnant? Or have you experienced pregnancy loss? Are you thinking about, or have you started, infertility treatments? Are you trying to conceive on your own? Or are you and your partner processing things and coping differently? This can be a very stressful process, sometimes accompanied by many feelings such as anxiety, depression, grief, shame, anger, and isolation. I would like to help you through your experience, wherever that may be, to process feelings, and to manage next steps.
If you have experienced a trauma, you may see yourself, others, and the world differently, and it may be difficult to trust and feel safe again. If we work together, I would hope to help you understand how the trauma has affected you, and to move forward in your life in a way that feels safe and satisfying.