I help people with anxiety, lifestage changes, and other challenges in living to feel more at home in themselves and their lives.
Counselor in New York, NY
I practice REBT, a version of CBT and have specialized training in this approach. Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors reinforce each other. CBT/REBT has a range of techniques to systematically identify ways you can change false ideas about yourself and the world -- like always imagining the worst or feeling like failure. It is an active therapy that is improved with home practice. Understanding and challenging your unhelpful inner dialogue holds immense powers of healing.
Mindfulness skills help people feel more alive and also less overwhelmed or immersed in stressful or difficult circumstances. Evidence has shown overwhelming benefit through practice in daily coping, more compassion and joy, less pain, and a host of other improvements. My formal training and practice in this approach has helped many of my clients with a range of challenges.
Motivational Interviewing is a stance that explores and supports you own unique change process, on any kind of change you are seeking. Specific techniques can help you identify what motivates you and what sets you back. You will learn tools to help you understand the universal elements of making and maintaining changes - tools that you can use long after therapy ends.
I have tools to help people identify their true feelings, beliefs, and life goals when navigating major changes. In addition to my clinical experiences, I've been through a few changes myself and know how to listen, help clarify, and support you through loss, change, and new beginnings.
I am a lifelong advocate of equality for women, through the times that it was fashionable and not. Although I am the recipient of unearned advantages, I have also personally experienced systemic and personal inequality and many pervasive ways that women's lives are affected by injustice. I have helped women: post-trauma, career harassment, motherhood, and sex-work and just finding their way in a world that doesn't always recognize their full humanity.
I bring a gentle experience to guiding people through evidence-based practices. I use specialized advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, and motivational interviewing to advance the change process. I come from a trauma-informed background to help people re-voice and re-choice after experiences where they have felt powerless and unsafe.