My NYC Psychotherapy Approach
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative in that I use a variety of therapeutic orientations to understand my clients’ emotional or behavioral challenges and to develop effective treatment strategies. I work together with you to determine what strategies will be most helpful to meet your specific goals by drawing upon relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other modalities. I find that this approach offers the most flexibility to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each individual.
I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership in which we are both active participants in the work. This means that during sessions, I am an active listener who engages with you to clarify and understand your particular experiences, perspective, and needs, and to help determine the changes you can make to address your concerns. I recognize that changing one’s behavior or mind set can be difficult, and together we will work to identify obstacles to your progress and how to overcome them.
My clients and colleagues describe me as a warm, empathic, and grounded person who creates a safe and comfortable space to address personal challenges. I make every effort to create a non-judgmental atmosphere and to work at a pace that feels right for you.