My Approach to Helping
I help creative professionals reduce feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, deal with inner criticsimpostor syndrome, and cope with the unique demands of artistic fields. I have a client-centered, strength based approach, and use tools from a range of therapy models. I offer a safe and comfortable space, transparency, and commitment to our therapeutic relationship. My background in community mental health gives me a strong sense of advocacy, and I work with my clients to achieve their potential - and their dreams. EFT "Tapping" is one of the effective skills I share for coping with anxiety and stress, and processing painful and intrusive memories.
Drawing on creativity, coaching techniques, and my own experience in fields of art and music, I relate well to people who are exploring their relationships, deepening personal insights and expanding their enjoyment of life.
More Info About My Practice
I don't take insurance, but I can offer receipts for out-of-network reimbursement if it's included in your plan.
I provide services remotely, and in-person in downtown Brooklyn.
My services are customized for each client; I offer flexibility and personalized communication.
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What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
The best part of my day is when a client experiences their own growth, insight, and satisfaction. I believe that people have many answers within themselves which they can access more quickly by working with a therapist. By practicing new skills and utilizing resources, clients participate in creating an effective plan of action. I believe in providing a safe and respectful space in order to help people function at their best and enjoy a full, rewarding life.
I am interested in the integration of meditation and mindfulness with recent discoveries in neuroscience, and I enjoy sharing new ideas and resources with clients.
My Role as a Therapist
I am a partner and facilitator to help you articulate your needs and values, manage difficult issues, and make meaningful changes in your life. I provide new perspectives, give you resources, and help create steps towards your goals. In therapy, accountability and a strong, trusting relationship are really important to your satisfaction and success! Your time in therapy should feel useful and productive.
I'm very open to questions about the whole process, including goal planning, communication and feedback.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I have worked with many people who spoke about the stigma against therapy in their family, community or culture. I encourage them to define for themselves what brought them to therapy, what they want from it, and then how it helped them change over the course of time. It is a unique relationship and support, offering perspectives that are not otherwise available. I emphasize that it takes courage to face difficult issues - this is not weakness! Therapy is not something that is "done to you"; through the collaboration, clients strengthen their own sense of self-efficacy and improved self esteem.