My Approach to Helping
For some people, the past is so unbearable it refuses to let go. It takes courage to challenge the effects of trauma, depression, and anxiety. You don't have to go it alone. I believe in addressing current problems (e.g. emotional overwhelm or distancing, relationship difficulties, career obstacles) through evidence-based interventions such as mindfulness practices, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral activation to make each day one more positive step toward healing. Through our collaboration we will explore -- at your pace and in a safe environment -- the barriers that keep you from living your life to its fullest. By employing these new tools of engagement, the past becomes just that as you open the present and future to possibility.
More Info About My Practice
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City who cofounded J&L Psychology Group, PLLC, with my colleague, Dr. Jennifer Newman. I also am a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine. My specialties include treating complex trauma, PTSD, midlife transitions, and issues relevant to the LGBT community. I work with adult individuals and couples and have experience working with military couples, veterans, first responders, frontline medical professionals, and adult survivors of sexual abuse.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
PTSD, anger, anxiety, depression, communication problems in relationships, adjustments at midlife
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy helps by chipping away at avoidance. Confronting your issues may be scary at first, but people often find relief once they make a commitment to treatment and discover things can change.