My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling.
Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
Mindfulness is the ability to live in the current moment and understand your limits and strength within that moment. We will work to change emotional patterns, thoughts, and behaviors through being mindful. You will learn about yourself and how you function best. You will learn how often you make decisions on a daily basis and work to maximize each decision moment. At times we will go to your past to understand at a greater depth why you feel, think, or behave a certain way. We will create threads from past experiences to current ones. This aids in your ability to be mindful and understand what is happening to you so you can change it in the moment.
Coaching focuses on whatever aspects of your personal life and career are keeping you from performing at your best. The goal is to make meaningful changes to help you reach your optimal performance. Together we will look at those aspects of your life to understand the issues and how they are affecting you. We'll then prioritize and set goals; create a plan on how to reach them; and decide how to recognize your success along the way. Coaching clients commonly achieve: - Improved personal organization - Better time-management skills - More stable personal finances - Better communication in personal relationships - Successful career changes and transitions - Reduced stress - Overall improvements to health and wellbeing Life coaching is more than simply making changes. It is also a way to learn about yourself and those around you. Coaching will help you navigate your world with more ease and less stress. You will find a new rhythm for living your best life.
Couples counseling is for romantic and non-romantic partners who find that they are in a negative pattern they cannot change. Counseling gives you a safe space to explore difficult and complex topics within your relationship. Couples counseling can be helpful to establish a new way of communicating that includes talking and listening empathically. It can help you identify and attend to your partner’s needs. It can increase and restore intimacy. You can work to make your relationship a safe, loving, and enjoyable place. Couples seek counseling for a number for reasons: constant fighting, lack of enjoyment with your partner, feelings of anger or jealousy, parenting problems, lack of intimacy, extended family conflicts, infidelity, and differences in lifestyle. Ignoring these problems will intensify them and cause more distance in your relationship. Couples therapy is open to LGBTQ couples, straight couples, and polyamorous relationships. Couples counseling is useful to non-romantic parties as well – business partners, dance partners, writing partners, anyone in a close relationship that could use some help.
Life is a series of constant changes. I approach this from a mind, body, emotion perspective and work with you to find where you are out of balance. Through talk therapy and techniques, you will be able to create balance in your life through healthy decision making. I am trained in mindfulness techniques and will teach you ways to regulate your emotions, make clear decisions, and execute on those decisions. Clear decision making and follow-through help us through life's adjustments.
I have advanced training in working with anxiety. I am a Certified HeartMath Practitioner and incorporate easy-to-use techniques and biofeedback into your daily life. These techniques have been successful for adjustment disorders, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and general daily stress. My specialty is working with high performers – athletes, creative professionals, lawyers, doctors, and businesspeople – whose lives require intensity, multitasking, and sacrifice. Daily transitions and pressures to achieve can take a toll on you, your family, your social life, and even your personality. Counseling is a way to help keep you balanced and healthy. Coaching is a way to help you get organized and develop skills for achieving your goals.
I work with many who are looking for employment, transitioning jobs, or working to navigate their job's political climate. We will not only focus on skill development to aid your goals, but we will also pay attention to your individuality and the unique struggles you may have in the workforce. I have experience with those who have been harassed in the workplace or feel there is a barrier to their career advancement due to a minority status.