I help stressed out adults feel more in control, better able to cope with thoughts, feelings, & problems, and live more fulfilling lives.
Clinical Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
I have been practicing mindfulness personally and professionally for 10 years. I have taken and co-facilitated a few Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses. I use mindfulness with many of my clients, both formally (e.g., meditation) and informally (daily life mindfulness). I see it as a general approach to life. Mindfulness, to me, consists of multiple parts: awareness, acceptance, kindness, compassion, curiosity, and non-judgment. I can help you enhance any or all of these.
Most of my graduate training was in CBT. CBT is an umbrella term that covers many different techniques. One CBT skill might be very different from another. As a CBT therapist, I can help you fill up your toolbox with different techniques, and help you understand when to use which skill to get you closer to your desired outcomes.
I believe there are 2 possible ways to deal with a problem: acceptance and change. The 2 concepts are related and often bidirectional. You might want to change your situation or accept it, or you might not know the difference. Together, we can figure out what works best for you in different situations. ACT can help you be more flexible, open, and observant, and completely change your world view. We will explore your values and help you take steps in a meaningful direction towards your goals.
I probably have the most tools in my Mary Poppins psychology bag for anxiety. Although it can make you feel completely insane and out of control, it's actually fairly easy to manage. If you're reading this and thinking I'm insensitive and your anxiety is "the worst," I get it. It can feel like the world is collapsing on you and there's nothing you can do to stop it. But actually, there's a lot you can do. I can teach you SO many skills you'll feel like an expert by the time we're done.
If you've always been told "you're too sensitive," I can definitely relate. Sometimes you just want to scream at the world, "YOU'RE NOT SENSITIVE ENOUGH!" There is a way to strike a balance. I can help you identify, understand, and communicate your emotions in a healthy way. There are tools you can use to manage moments in life when you feel like you're about to fall apart or when it feels like no one else understands. Being sensitive doesn't have to be a burden, it is a way to connect.
If you're feeling stuck where you are, unsure of how to move forward, in a transitional period, or lost in general, I can help you figure out what you value most and how to create short and long-term manageable goals to help you feel more fulfilled. Together, we can find ways to live a rich, meaningful life. You don't have to go through this alone. Your personal journey will have many guides that will each help move you forward in some way. I will be honored to be a part of your journey.