I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in New York. I provide individual therapy for adults who have anxiety or depression.
Counselor in New York, NY
The tenets of Person-Centered counseling are what allow for a positive therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic relationship is what allows for growth and change. I have found that in using a person-centered approach, which includes being non-judgmental, genuine, empathic and accepting, the client can feel comfortable to be him or herself which is very important to the therapeutic process. Furthermore, this approach allows for the individual to be comfortable being his or her true self which can be a very healing experience as those who experience mental illness often do not feel they are accepted.
Having depression can interfere in one's life in many different areas. It an affect work, relationships and self-esteem. Often when people are depressed they are not sure that they are experiencing depression but you do not necessarily need to be experiencing severe symptoms to need help. Any amount of distress warrants help. It can often the case that when someone is experiencing depression they are still functioning but are struggling in their functioning or not enjoying their life anymore. Through talk therapy, you can try to get a better sense of what is going on by gaining understanding into why you might be experiencing depression. Through talk therapy, I can also guide you in coming up with a plan that will work best for you as you recover from depression.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses. I have experience working in a private practice that caters to individuals who experience anxiety disorders, which includes Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, OCD and Panic Disorder. I use an eclectic approach to treat anxiety which includes using both talk therapy and intervention based therapy. Through intervention based counseling, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I can help you to learn skills to better manage your anxiety. Through talk therapy, I can assist you in gaining insight into your anxiety.