Experienced individual and couples therapist and teacher. I create a supportive, tailored approach for individuals and couples.
Psychoanalyst in Brooklyn, NY
Life transitions add a lot of stress to our already busy and stressful lives, and often add the impetus to seek a supportive relationship with a therapist so that you can learn to cope with emotions and conflicts that arise as a result of big life changes, and to work through feelings of anger, grief, or fear that may arise with these changes. By talking with someone you trust and feel comfortable with, you can work through these changes and how they may be impacting all areas of your life.
Depression can limit our ability to feel successful in our work, home and social lives. Speaking to someone you trust about your struggles can help you cope with depression and get more of what you want from life. You can understand what you can and can't control, and if any of your own behaviors and conflicts are contributing to your unhappiness.
Many people complain of experiencing anxiety in all aspects of their lives, including relationships, work, and family. Through a cooperative, supportive relationship with the right therapist, you can explore how to address your anxiety and how these struggles may impact your happiness and ability to get what you want.
Relationships can be difficult and present unexpected difficulties due to getting married, having children, infidelity, sexual concerns, external stressors or recurring conflicts. Couples experiencing conflict or challenges from communication can benefit from a working with a therapist who can help you understand one another and your relationship better and learn to constructively communicate and cooperate as a couple.
Modern psychoanalysts recognize the individuality of each person. We aim to understand the unconscious forces that may interfere with living fulfilling lives. By creating a non-judgmental space, the analyst helps people talk about feelings, thoughts and fantasies they may not have known they had. By accepting all these thoughts and feelings as valuable information, the analyst helps people learn to tolerate painful feelings and accept the disturbing and sometimes intriguing parts of themselves.
Psychodynamic therapy is a type of talk therapy that explores how people's current lives are affected by past experiences, unconscious beliefs and fantasies, and "unacceptable" feelings and thoughts. The analyst helps clients talk about all of these things by creating a non-judgmental space and helping people see that any thoughts and feelings are tolerable and acceptable and can be separated from our actions that impact our success in relationship with others and ourselves.