I am a Nationally Certified and New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. I have a sizable NYC practice via Telehealth and also see Hudson Valley clients in-person in my Kingston, NY office.
My prior life in the advertising and business world has made me sensitive to the many real workplace issues faced by business and creative people.
My Gestalt therapy training has taught me to recognize and address the myriad of relationship and personal issues that we all encounter, and ways to work through these to maximize our happiness and life satisfaction. I seek to help clients increase and enhance their awareness of how they live in the world, moment-to-moment, leading to increased insight and new choices. In my Imago Relationship work, couples learn a new way to communicate with each other, learning to listen, validate and empathize with each other rather than defending against and attacking each other; the goal is to enhance connection by learning a new and better way to communicate.
Years in Practice: 5 years
School: Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, New York
Year Graduated: 2018
License and State: Licensed Psychoanalyst #001048-01, New York
Other Degrees: MBA, American Graduate School of International Management ("Thunderbird")
MA, Romance Languages, City College of New York
My presence is both focused and compassionate; I will challenge you to stretch when you are ready and able, but will check in with you first to ensure your comfort and willingness to try something different.
Therapy works best for people when they feel a sense of safety in the therapy environment; I embrace this truth and will be with you in a focused, empathetic and judgment-free way, as we embark together on your important journey of exploration and growth.
For couples, the work is a bit different; while in individual therapy an important goal is to create a relationship of trust between client and therapist, in couples therapy it is the relationship between the partners which must be fostered and developed. The therapist functions more as facilitator, guide and course-corrector for the couple.
Communications in relationships often provoke strong emotional reactions. I will slow things down to ensure each in the couple is listening and empathizing with the other. I may introduce a structured dialogue technique to improve communications, which can also be practiced by clients at home.