I am a licensed psychotherapist who has worked in the mental health field in varying capacities for the past 10 years. I have worked with a diverse range of individuals and have experience helping them identify barriers to satisfaction, manage the difficulties surrounding them, and reach desired goals. Therapy is ultimately an undertaking to feel better – an opportunity to add richness and worth to life.
As a New York State licensed psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University and a Masters degree in Psychology from Boston University, I have received training in psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and trauma-focused therapies. I practice relational, person-centered psychotherapy from an attachment-based perspective and integrate mindfulness into the treatment as a way to facilitate lasting change.
I view therapy as an empowering experience in which each individual seeks treatment for unique needs and concerns, and through therapy, is given the space and time to consider and reflect upon the best courses of action. Because of this, I tailor treatment to each person and offer a varied approach to psychotherapy, dependent upon one’s needs, that includes psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-focused psychotherapies. I understand the inherent resiliency of each person and assist individuals with connecting to their strengths and desires.
I work from a relational perspective, meaning I understand that the therapeutic relationship is of great value and the platform from which all change occurs. With this in mind, I create an awareness in session about what transpires between myself and the individual and use these interactions as a vehicle for change. This allows a space for mindfulness and an ability to develop insight and awareness about why one experiences particular feelings and navigates life in a particular manner.
I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, work and family stress, abuse, and traumatic experiences. During therapy, one's spiritual beliefs and doubts may enter into session as we encounter grief, loss, fear, and suffering. For those who desire it, I'm open to delving into issues of spirituality and can integrate your beliefs into your journey of healing.
SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTSTherapy sessions take place on a weekly basis and last for 45 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples. To book an appointment or for a brief free phone consultation, you may contact me at 347-926-3106.
INSURANCEI am an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For alternative insurances, please know that most insurance plans cover psychotherapy and that in-network and out-of-network costs are often similar. I am happy to work with your insurance company to confirm your coverage, determine coinsurance, and anything else with which you may need assistance. Therapy should not be a financially stressful experience, and I will work with you to determine a payment plan if necessary.
PAYMENT AND FEESFull payment in the form of cash, check or credit/debit card is due at the conclusion of each session. I offer a sliding scale and will be happy to discuss this with you during our initial consultation. I understand the value of therapy and strive to make it an affordable endeavor.
CONFIDENTIALITY Psychotherapy is subject to doctor/patient confidentiality. Anything discussed in therapy cannot be disclosed to a third party without your express permission. There are very few exceptions to this, such as a plan to harm yourself or another.
If you have questions, concerns, desire more detailed information, or would like to schedule a consultation, including a free phone consultation, please contact me: