My Approach to Helping
A recent caller told me, "My doctor says you would be a good therapist for me." But then she asked me a question. "I want to know, do we have to re-invent the wheel?" Since my conversation with her, I have thought more about that metaphor. It is a great metaphor for therapy, recognizing how important it is to respect how things have been working at the same time we are figuring out how to get unstuck and establish some forward momentum. And realizing that it is just as important to understand the terrain as it is to make sure the wheels are working. Academically, that means that I am a cognitive-behavioral engineer who is sensitive to family systems and relationships. But most important, is that I listen carefully to understand where you want to go.
More Info About My Practice
My office is located on the north side of Manhattan at a quiet and discrete location that is easily accessible from Seth Child Road. I am a participant in most insurance networks including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Tricare, Medicaid, United Health Care, and several other insurance companies. I also offer a reduced fee for persons who pay at the time of service.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Your partner's support can be a crucial part of your treatment. Or, your partner's mental health problem might be causing you distress or even fear for your safety. I can help you determine if couples therapy is right for you.
The roots of emotional problems often include prior abuse or trauma. The prospect of dealing with those experiences can be scary. But you don't have to be alone in recovery. The first step is talking with an experienced professional who will treat you with dignity and sensitivity.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Why contact a helping professional instead of talking to friends or family? And how is talking about my problem going to help, anyway? Friends and family want us to get over our pain and might rush us to a solution that is not quite right for us. Maybe we are afraid of burdening them, or even afraid that they might respond with criticism or judgment. There are many more perfectly legitimate reasons for seeking the help of a professional. As a therapist, I strive to be engaged and supportive of your needs and sensitive to your fears about change.