An evidence based-practice, CBT is fundamentally rooted in all my approaches. The relationships between our thoughts, feelings and behavior is the key to understanding why we do what we do and the first step in understanding that we are solely responsible for our emotions.
In a society that values immediate gratification, SFBT fits the mold. Small consistent efforts over a long period of time result in long-standing change. It's in these small consistent efforts we find 'solutions' to current issues or problems that help us feel connected to a more authentic life.
Psychodynamic therapy is a framework of viewing psychic distress as a function of unresolved trauma/conflict in one's childhood. it is an invaluable perspective in my toolbelt to help conceptualize attachment, response and the reality of others'. This is a treatment modality largely informed by my own experience of psychoanalysis for the past 3+ years.
I work from a harm reduction perspective that emphasizes meeting people where they are at while also challenging clients by holding them accountable for what they say they want.
A city like New York can be filled with irritation, frustration and disillusionment. From subway delays, noise, and pressures to compete and succeed it's no wonder we sometimes find ourselves lashing out over the simplest things. This is where I can help.
Worry can be useful. It helps us make sure we get to work on time, meet that deadline, or pay rent. An indulgence in worry, can send us in a spiral robbing us of the ability to think, concentrate, perform and above all enjoy.