My Approach to Helping
Why do I offer a FREE 30-minute initial consultation? A good counselor-client match is essential for reaching clients' goals. The trial and error method of identifying a good counselor is not cost-efficient and often becomes a barrier for many people to access the support they deserve.
My Experience and Education: I am a NY & FL State licensed mental health counselor with a Master's degree from University of Rochester, NY and currently completing my doctoral degree at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For 9 years I served as a faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester and as a clinician supporting adolescents, adults and families. I have worked with more than 60 educational institutions across the country, large companies, as well as with the U.S. Air Force. Please look at my clients' reviews on google.
My Expertise: I specialize in supporting clients encountering challenging life circumstances like a divorce, change of career, dysfunctional relationships, or triggered past trauma. These events often manifest themselves though anxiety, depression, loss of purpose and self-esteem, anger andor increased substance use. My aim is not to keep you in therapy indefinitely but rather to (1) assist you in returning as quickly as possible to a healthy and balanced life and (2) to provide you with a trusted consultant should you ever need support and a reliable perspective.
What to Expect: I do not view my clients as "disordered". Many of us develop clever ways to function in nearly impossible situations, however, with time these methods become outdated, do us more harm than good and create an obstacle to further growth. I will help you (1) accurately identify the source of your discomfort, (2) investigate how your patterns were formed and how to change them, and most importantly (3) put in practice new ways of thinking, acting and feeling. Therapy is of no use if it does not produce real life results!