My Approach to Helping
I focus on techniques that are scientifically researched to be effective including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Biofeedback, Yoga Therapy, Virtual Reality EMDR and the Gottman Method for relationships My approach can be described as interactive, supportive, motivating, straightforward, and hands-on. There is a strong influence of positive psychology with a focus on lifestyle improvement that stretches beyond mere symptom relief. There is a significant emphasis on the attainment of a balanced lifestyle that is aimed to keep you progressing forward toward your individual goals so your life becomes the most fulfilling and successful it can be. I utilize techniques of mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, relaxation therapy, thought exposure, biofeedback, virtual reality therapy, real life exposures (where I go with the client somewhere), active role-play, response prevention, and meditative therapies.
More Info About My Practice
I take most out of network insurance plans. My office will handle the submission of all claims electronically so there is no paper work for you. I offer a slide fee scale for those who have financial limits. The sliding fee depends on your available schedule and finanicial situation.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am an expert in treating anxiety disorders and related problems. I have trained at the 3 major teaching hospitals in New York under the best supervisors in the area of anxiety and impulsive disorders. I have treated and cured thousands of people with general anxiety, phobias, OCD, worry, avoidance problems, Panic attacks.
My second areas of specialty is Body Image and Weight Loss/Maintenance. I combine CBT, Yoga Therapy and biofeedback therapy to overcome emotional eating issues and body image issues
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Each person's purpose is different but overall to learn to grow, cure themselves from symptom that limit their live, get out of their comfort zone when necessary and develop the ability to be present and have self acceptance,
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love everything about being a psychologist, I love the science behind the brain, understanding how we behave and relate and most importantly I love working with people to resolve their issues. There is nothing more rewarding to me!
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is teach, guide, support, listen and challenge my clients. I am very hands on and will provide my clients with tools. I don't just sit there and nod my head or give you some basic analysis of your problem-I help you fix the things you can change and accept the areas you cannot. People come to see me because I am an expert in what I do and I will work hard to help you become an expert in yourself as well.
My Therapy Focus
In my sessions we focus on changing the way you think, feel physically and emotionally and behave in situations.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Experience in your area of focus, relate-able (you need to be able to relate to the therapist) and accessibility (if getting to therapy stresses you out because of time and location of meetings then you won't get the help you need)