My work is about helping people feel comfortable, autonomous, and productive in the real world. For over 16 years, as a NYC-based therapist, I have enriched and transformed the lives of hundreds through my unique approach that blends bedrock clinical theory with pragmatic ideals, compassion and warmth.
It’s always a journey for both the patient and the clinician to find out where the patient is at emotionally and mentally. Through looking at all the factors that affect the patient, which include circumstances they may not be aware of or conscious of, they realize they have the power to negotiate difficult situations and that’s incredibly empowering.
I bring over 21 years of private practice and postgraduate psychoanalytic study. I hold a LCSW-R from Fordham Graduate School of Social Services, and accreditations from the National Association of Social Workers, E.A.P.A., and Harm Reduction Coalition.
In my private practice, I have successfully worked with individuals, families, couples, and treated patients in a broad array of contexts, including coping with grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and negotiating the complexities of aging. I also work in corporate settings both nationally and internationally, addressing the workplace dynamics and issues that surround achieving a work-life balance. I was one of a select number of counselors at the front lines of aiding witnesses to the 9/11 terror attacks. I have also worked intensively in clinical settings treating traumatically brain injured patients, and chemically dependent adolescents and adults.
In session, one of my distinguishing attributes is the deep connection I foster with patients. My intuition, empathy, active engagement, and humanness create a secure and relaxed environment to explore life’s complexities and personal struggles.
My relational skills and rigorous academic grounding equip me with a broad array of tools to use in treatment. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Let’s say five different people come to me with the same issue, that issue is filtered through gender, culture, age, and a myriad of other factors. My job is to sort these factors out and help the patient understand the issue through grounding them in reality and helping them make sense of the variables and constants coloring their perceptions.
I began my professional life in the world of broadcasting, logging in 22 years working in many facets of the industry. My first work as a therapist was treating the developmentally disabled at inpatient facilities before I started my private practice. Currently, I maintain a thriving private practice with a diverse cross-section of patients.
The needs of my patients range from areas of health and home to critical incidents in the workplace.
We explore your questions through talking, listening, and acting on your perceptions in a safe and supportive environment.
Remember, you, as the patient are active by addressing your thoughts, feelings, and behavior in order to understand those inner conflicts and reduce your stress.
Call or email for a consultation now – (212) 721-9325
- 21 years of postgraduate psychoanalytic study
- 21 years of professional practice
- LCSW-R, Fordham Graduate School of Social Services, 1997
- License no. 057285, New York State
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telephone: (212) 721-9325
I have two conveniently located offices:
in Midtown Manhattan’s Grand Central district
accessible to all public transportation
280 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016
on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
also accessible to all public transportation
157 West 79th St #7D
New York, New York 10024