Oftentimes, people get to a point in their lives where they know something just isn’t working anymore. They might feel overwhelmed or unhappy about their relationships, work, or family, or maybe, all of the above. But they look around and just don’t know where to start. I believe therapy can be extraordinarily helpful in these moments by providing a space to talk things through, figure out what needs changing, and move forward with more clarity and confidence.
My specialty is in providing insight-oriented therapy that bridges both past and present. I find that we each have our own themes, dynamics that we are sensitive to and that keep coming up time and time again. I encourage the patients I work with to consider the different patterns they find themselves in and help them uncover their own agency and power in interrupting those patterns. Being aware of them, as they play out in relationships with others and ourselves, and the reasons we keep getting stuck in them, lets us take charge of our future.
This work starts with establishing a relationship with a therapist you feel comfortable with and will respect your thoughts, feelings, and life experiences. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring a good match between my patients and myself so that the therapeutic work can be successful. I offer a space that affords a balance between relief and challenge. I encourage curiosity about the self, employ humor and metaphor in my work, and believe that authenticity is key.
A little about me: I grew up in New Jersey and didn’t settle too far from home. However, I love to travel, read recipes, and appreciate cheesy humor and puns. I received my doctorate at Adelphi University’s Derner School of Advanced Psychological Studies, my master’s degree from Columbia University, and my bachelor’s from Montclair State University. My experience is in working with adults and couples of diverse backgrounds on problems relating to depression, anxiety, relationships, and identity. Contact me to talk about your needs and how I can help.