I am an emotion-focused, experiential psychotherapist clinically trained at New York University. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals make lasting change for the better, create meaningful relationships (to self and others), resolve roadblocks to peace of mind and build lives that feel truly worth living. I believe that is possible for all of us.
Whether you are inspired to come to therapy to develop more confidence, calm, steadiness or satisfying relationships or are grappling with dating, coming out, career challenges, a transition, a painful loss, a troubling habit, an upsetting mood, or a traumatic experience, I can help.
Focusing on increasing confidence and creativity is important, no matter where you are in your life or career trajectory. I personally know the challenges faced by individuals feeling blocked or considering transitions in their careers and have had success helping people find their personal path.
I have the utmost respect for the personal journey of examining how our choices shape our lives today. I have extensive experience supporting those who have chosen sobriety. I am also equally supportive of those who want to consider, understand, or lessen the impact of the use of sex, alcohol or another activity on their lives, but not stop altogether.
I am open to discussing all paths of sexual expression and discovery with you. I consider myself a "sex positive" therapist which means that I believe that consensual sex is pleasurable, pleasure is ok, our bodies and our sexual preferences are good, and we need education and discussion, not rules, influencing our sexual choices.
My education and training includes:
New York University, Masters in Clinical Social Work
Advanced training in emotionally-focused, experiential psychotherapy with the Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute in New York City and The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) Institute satellite in Boston;
Certificate, relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies in New York City;
Training and specialty in LGBTQI-affirmative psychotherapy through consultation and training with the Institute for Human Identity (IHI) and Rainbow Heights/EqualityCares;
Certificate, psychotherapy for addictions and severe mental health challenges through the New York University/New York State researched-informed psychotherapy methods training program;
Advanced training in mindfulness-inspired cognitive-behavioral approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy;
And advanced training in psychotherapy for traumatic experiences; member, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.