I believe you possess the wisdom and ability to overcome and grow from all of the obstacles you encounter. In therapy, you and I will work to identify the things that are in the way of you getting the results you expect, bring more clarity to often complex situations, and start resolving the parts of the problem that are solvable. Working with individuals, couples and families for many years, I have witnessed remarkable people overcome tremendous inner and outer obstacles and move on to live fuller, happier lives.
- Over 10 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
- Focusing oriented therapist and trainer.
- Mental health and domestic violence consultant for New York City's Administration for Children Services
- Member of National Association of Social Workers.
I also have experience leading workshops and seminars on topics ranging from understanding a mental health diagnosis to mind/body health and healing.
- B.S. in Psychology from Saint Peter's College
- MSW from New York University (NYU)
- Graduate of The Focusing Institute 2 year Certification Program
- Body-centered psychotherapy
- Mindfulness meditation practices - Including Tai chi movements and qigong breathing.
- Couples counselings
- Life transitions
More about my approach to therapy;
I believe most trouble, discomfort and pain results from blocks
and stagnation in our relationships; whether in relating to your sense of self, to another, or to the world around you. Your sense of well-being and happiness is
determined by the quality and depth of these multiple connections. Knowing this
gives you a starting point, a place to focus when hoping to increase your peace
As you work to restore, repairing, and rediscover these connections, you experience a deeper more satisfying relationship with yourself and others. As you learn to truly be more present with your body' sensations; its energy, emotions, and inner wisdom, you become more fully alive and connect more honestly and freely with others and the natural world.
In therapy, we simply slow down and with compassion and acceptance work to guide your attention inward. Through the arts of mindfulness and active listening we can begin to create enough space to look at ourselves and others in a more accepting way. This often radiates to all areas of our life, simultaneously improving many of our relationships
I am a Focusing Oriented Therapist.
Focusing is a way of relating directly to your body's sense of an issue. It helps the body and mind work together in a way that allows more to be revealed about an issue or situation in your life. Guiding you through the Focusing process will enable you to access greater insight and intelligence around any thing you are going through or have been through.
What to expect?
Therapy is empowering, challenging and deeply rewarding.
Our time together will be centered on identifying the stuck points or blocks to your sense of peace and well-being. We will discover what’s important to you and create a goal and plan around whatever that may be. I will always seek first to understand as fully as possible your view of any situation. Then we'll work to identify behaviors and old beliefs that are either unhelpful or that were maybe helpful once but no longer serve you. Finally we will move forward by allowing fresh new insights to emerge.
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