My clinical background includes a Masters degree in Social Work, with the R privilege, as well as 4 years of psychoanalytic training.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Amityville, NY
When couples determine they are ready for greater commitment or marriage, there are many decisions to be made. Who will do what chores in the home, will there be children, how do you raise them, how to blend two families, creating boundaries from in laws, who will do the bills, will you have separate bank accounts, how do you initiate sexual behavior, how to communicate without fighting and many other topics. We will work all of these out and more, and even create written guidelines.
Gottman technique is rooted in the Four Horsemen - behaviors couples engage in that can predict divorce. As a team, we can discover just how these behaviors are manifested in your relationship. We will one by one eradicate these destructive ways. I will help you learn communication skills, to feel closer and cherish each other.
There are obsessions and addictions that we want to change such as smoking, porn/sex addiction, shopping, overeating, dieting or exercise, substance use and others. We know how badly addictions and compulsive behavior make us feel. We can’t always stop these behaviors on our own. In therapy, I will help you find and grow your motivation to change and achieve your goals. It can be a difficult road but I will get you there and show you how.
Anxiety, panic attacks, racing thoughts leading only to dark places, being worried about the worst outcome, fearing making a social blunder, uncontrollable blushing, uncertainty, avoidance, irritability and poor coping skills. These are more frequent now among people seeking therapy than ever before. It can be due to many reasons like the current political chaos, personal stressors or childhood trauma. It’s not insurmountable. I can help you discover how to heal.
Body image is so integral to our sense of self, self esteem and mental health. I am certain you already know this if you struggle with ANY type of body image issues. Being uncomfortable in your own skin means you are unhappy or even miserable. Instead of being natural and relaxed, you are stiff and awkward. Wouldn’t you like to be at ease with yourself? Let’s work on this right away.
I work primarily with individuals and couples. If you are in a relationship, I can help you best if you bring your partner. My skills in this area are unique. Rather than a single method or approach, I will help you with whatever the most important problem is that day. I can do self-pay double sessions or extended sessions as needed. Flexibility is important when I work with couples. There can be enactments, role playing, dating game type questions, communication skills training & teaching