Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and I have found that the most affective treatment is collaborative and tailored to fit each person’s goals and needs. Therapy is deeply individual and most people don’t fit into a formulaic, “cookie-cutter” treatment. Whether you are coming to therapy to find new coping strategies, change unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought, or process traumatic and painful life events, we will work together to make sure that we are always solution-focused and moving steadily toward a place of health and wellness.
We cannot always choose what happens to us, or how the human body responds to its environment, but we can learn how to reframe, manage, and better process those experiences. Through an eclectic and psychodynamic approach, and with empathy and a bit of humor, I can help you gain skills and insights to feel more at peace, in control, and present in your life.
BSW - Social Work, New York University
MSW - Social Work, New York University
I love art, and all of its many mediums. Oil paints, clay, and stain glass are some of my favorites. I also enjoy writing, listening to good music and spending time outside.
I try and meditate every morning for at least 15 minutes before starting my day. I also try and end the day with identifying something in the day that I am grateful for.
I love reading, and usually have a number of different kinds of book on my night table, including a good fiction story (right now its a mystery), something non-fiction, and a biography. These books rotate out every couple of months, but the books that are always present are the poetry books. I can go back and read Stephen Dunn's collected works over and over, and each time find something new, hear the words in a different way, or simply be freshly inspired.
Time out in nature recharges me, a walk in the woods or by the ocean always helps to ground me.
I love animals, and have always had dogs in my life. I hope to someday have a few giant breeds in my company, but for now I have a little Pomeranian who acts as if he's a Great Dane.
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