My Approach to Helping
As a LMFT I am specifically trained to think systemically and examine each individual from a relational lens. Our relationships with the various facets of our lives (professional, educational, hobbies, interests, social, romantic, health, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, spiritual religious beliefs, etc.) permit us to form a sense of identity, community and self-worth. When these relationships are inconsistent, in turmoil, or stripped from us as is presently occurring for many due to the consequences of COVID-19, we experience behavioral and cognitive consequences. These ‘consequences’ often come in forms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and ambiguity.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I not only specialize in romantic and familial relationships, I equally specialize in all relational areas (as we are relational beings) and provide the tools to gain self awareness and rework those relational areas that may be contributing to your presenting concerns. This may be different from other licensed professionals (LMHC, LCSW, PhD, PsyD) as I do not primarily operate from a DSM diagnostic perspective (implying presented concerns come from within the individual). Although we can examine a diagnosis if appropriate andor desired, I am specifically trained to look at behavior from a relational and social context, focusing on micro and macro systems that directly impact our well-being. No one lives in a social vacuum, consequently our relationships with those around us have a profound impact on our mental well-being and behavior.
Areas of treatment include but are not limited to: Individual therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Anxiety, Trauma, Job coaching, Stress, Depression, Substance abuse, Sex therapy, Addictions, Phobias, Relationships, Dating, New to New York, and much more.