I work with adults, young adults, and adolescents in individual psychotherapy to help clients learn to improve their own self awareness and insight. I maintain a relational and client-focused perspective, helping individuals go at their own pace to identify and articulate their unique needs and desires. By being a completely non-judgmental sounding board, I am able to help support individuals dealing with many psychosocial and personal stressors. Together, using a holistic approach, we will work to break down ingrained barriers and negative patterns in order to find success and positive progress in therapy.
Psychotherapy sessions take place weekly. If you are looking for a less frequent option, with a more focused and goal-oriented approach, please see my Coaching offerings.
With coaching we will be focused on specific goals and I will help you make a plan to achieve each goal. Coaching sessions are not required on a weekly basis, you may find that bi-weekly or monthly sessions are helpful. With coaching I will help you chose specific goals you want to work on, break big life-goals down into attainable steps, prioritize segments of your life, improve time management, help with decision making, and track your progress/adjusting your plan when challenges come up.
Coaching sessions are 50 minutes long, and follow the same fee schedule as psychotherapy appointments.30 minute follow up appointments are also available. I may recommend more frequent coaching sessions, if necessary. Or we may discuss whether fully engaging in psychotherapy would be helpful for you as well.
Study after study has shown the benefits of walking in nature. Even The New York Times highlighted this and the physical effects on your brain from just spending some time (even 30 minutes) in nature. Walking can help relieve stress, lower levels of depression and improve physical fitness and overall health. But I know that sometimes (especially when the weather is not ideal), getting up and out of the house can be challenge enough. As an add-on to your coaching and/or psychotherapy sessions, I offer this non-traditional service to improve health and wellness (both physical and mental). We will meet at the Grand Army Plaza or LakeSide entrances to Prospect Park and will, quite literally, take a walk in the park. Clearly, confidentiality cannot be 100% ensured in a public setting but the time walking can be spent, at your discretion, as you would spend your typical coaching or psychotherapy session. I offer 3 different routes, and these may be adjusted at the last minute (depending on our particular pace for that day’s walk). The full inner loop (3.36 miles) will take approximately 65 minutes, upper loop (grand army plaza to center drive, 2.44 miles) will take approximately 45 minutes. The lower loop (Lakeside to center drive, 2.06 miles) will take approximately 40 minutes.
Please see Fees section and FAQ's for more information about walking session fees, cancelation policies, and what to do in bad weather. An additional waiver is required to be signed before your first walking session. A minimum of 3 psychotherapy and/or coaching sessions must be attended before booking your first walk. All walks take place in the morning/daytime hours; available days and times are based on therapist's availability and may change weekly.
I work with all types of couples, partnerships, and intimate relationships. I work together with clients to identify goals for their relationship as well as a tentative treatment timeline (treatment may be short term or ongoing); helping clients improve their overall communication and understanding of the unique roles they play in each relationship. Treatment will focus on relational dynamics and work to improve the couples’ overall ability to empathize with one another’s experiences. Through our work together, clients will become better at improving awareness of negative patterns of communication impacting their relationship. Through improving communication and empathy it is the hope that a more safe, supportive, and fulfilling relationship may be achieved.
Please keep in mind that couples counseling may also be appropriate to assist couples with separating in a peaceful and mindful manner. Couples counseling can be helpful to improve communication at the end of a relationship, helping to facilitate a breakup that feels respectful to each client’s needs.