My Approach to Helping
I see patients in both New York City and Cambridge, MA. I have 35 years experience doing individual therapy and couples work. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I have a sub-speciality doing contemporary psychoanalysis and also working with Aspergers in adults. I teach, publish and offer advanced training for professionals in the mental health field. At this time I’m doing all appointments virtually.
I believe the most important element of effective psychotherapy is a genuine connection between the patient and therapist, both emotionally and intellectually. I strive to "get" the essential aspects of who you are, what you hope to become and what is in the way. I see psychotherapy as a creative step and see my patients as co-partners in a process of exploration and discovery. The change process takes work but also requires care when recognizing your strengths and stuck points. My approach is interactive and empathic, and at times offers a challenge to the ways we often see ourselves. Our stuck points often consist of avoiding things that are painful, making it hard to understand why difficulties keep repeating, despite successes in other areas. I encourage an open mind and voice, and a belief that self-improvement is a possibility - no matter how difficult it has seemed so far.
I work with people from wide ranging academic, professional and cultural fields. My practice is diverse with an attitude of acceptance, inclusion and curiosity. Regardless of what types of therapy you have tried before, or how long you have waited to begin the process, I’d like to help you find out what continues to stand in your way.