As a clinical psychologist, my goal is to help patients improve their lives, work towards their life goals, and build healthy relationships.
Psychologist in New York, NY
Sometimes, people have problematic patterns in their personality or interactions with others. When these problems are severe, they may receive a personality disorder diagnosis. The good news is that we have effective treatments to help people change such patterns. I have received advanced training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), both designed to help people diagnosed with personality disorders.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a framework to understand the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that cause distress or get in our way. CBT is effective for treating many psychological disorders, including anxiety, depression, and stress. I have received training in CBT, as well as CBT for people with medical illnesses.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides skills and guidance to improve emotional expression, increase mindfulness, improve interpersonal interactions, and deal with distress. I have completed DBT training through the highly-regarded training program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I provide individual DBT therapy and skills training.
Psychodynamic therapy is focused on understanding longstanding patterns of thoughts and behaviors that interfere in meeting our goals and having good relationships. I have completed advanced psychodynamic training at the University of Tennessee and Weill Cornell Medical Center, including objects relations therapy and transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP).
Sometimes, people have personality patterns or ways of interacting that cause distress to them or those around them. When these problems are severe, the person may receive a personality disorder diagnosis. However, it can be a relief to hear that there are good treatments to help people improve their ways of interacting with the world. I have advanced training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), developed to treat personality disorders.
Depression can stem from one's past, current stress, family conflict, or even brain chemistry. It can make life feel like trying to walk through deep mud. However, psychotherapy is very effective at understanding and alleviating symptoms of depression. I have received advanced training in behavioral activation and cognitive-behavioral therapy - two widely recognized treatments for depression.
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can turn the world upside down. Often, people experience significant stress, anxiety, and even depression, and this distress can last through treatment and into survivorship. I specialize in treating individuals diagnosed with cancer. I have worked in psycho-oncology and integrative medicine at numerous highly-ranked cancer centers. While dealing with cancer is exceptionally hard, psychotherapy can help make it easier.