About My Practice
Therapy is an opportunity to expand on what it is to be you. It is a creative space to both play and mourn around a central question: How would you like to come to terms with your life experiences? In our work together, I will structure these conversations to help you notice more about yourself and your circumstances. One way I might do this is by identifying and attending to conflicts that I hear, but you may not. Sometimes conflicts might emerge in other unique ways, like slips of the tongue and difficulties talking about certain ideas. Once you begin speaking about your problems differently, you may find new ways of thinking about them. It is through speaking that one learns a new kind of freedom. To help you speak fully, I might challenge you, but I will always do so carefully and without judgement.
This focus on speech is a different kind of therapy than you may commonly encounter. It can benefit anyone, and I certainly encourage those whom have not found therapy helpful in the past to reach out.
Those I work with are often quite stuck. They may even be in crisis. They struggle with anxiety, depression, upsetting or intrusive thoughts, unexplainable feelings in their bodies, painful memories, questions about gender or sexuality, substance abuse, suicide and more. These experiences may interfere with friendships, parenting, romantic relationships and/or work. I invite you to address these crises and feeling states so that you can move forward with more control and new perspective.
I work with adults in one-on-one individual psychotherapy sessions. I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. I have held positions at Brookdale University Medical Hospital, the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the counseling center at Pratt Institute, and Long Beach Reach on Long Island, NY. I am a member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. I am also an award-winning author who's work has appeared in peer-reviewed psychology journals.