People come to therapy for various reasons. However, the one thing they have in common is that they want to make positive changes. My passion for helping people coupled with my training in counseling allows me to guide you on your journey of self-exploration and transformation.
In our work together, in addition to developing an understanding of what brought you to counseling, I also spend time getting to know you and your unique strengths.
I work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, feelings of low self-worth, and relationship problems. I help them:
- Learn coping skills to manage anxiety
- Develop stress management techniques
- Practice self-compassion
- Become more self-aware
- Boost your self-confidence
- Make time for self-care
- Become more assertive
- Learn to set healthy boundaries
- Navigate life transitions
- Manage your emotions
- Process childhood wounds
- Establish healthy relationships
I strive to provide a nurturing, non-judgmental environment in which you can talk openly about what’s going on in your life as we work together to help you achieve your goals.
I enjoy working with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and of different sexes, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and spiritual preferences. I am here for you and look forward to supporting you in anyway that I can.
My therapeutic style is eclectic in nature and I draw from several different counseling approaches. This allows me to work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that works for you instead of using a cookie cutter model of treatment. The treatment approaches I use includes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): We explore how your thoughts influence your behaviors and emotions. The focus is on helping you make behavior changes by teaching you skills to manage your thought patterns.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): This is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. We work together to help you learn how to use these tools to break away from negative thought patterns that often contribute to anxiety, depression, and feelings of low self-worth.
Psycho-dynamic Therapy: We identify and process your past experiences and relate them to your present functioning to help you gain insight and awareness.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: You learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with your inner emotions and instead accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent you from moving forward in your life.
With this understanding, you can begin to accept your issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in your behavior, regardless of what is going on in your life and how you feel about it.
If you are a resident of New York State and believe we might be a good fit to work together, please click on the link below to schedule an appointment. If you’re still on the fence, please email me and we can schedule a consultation to answer any questions that you may have.