I am a music psychotherapist, IFS trained therapist seeing NY-based clients virtually.
Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Supervised by Orly Bendavid, MT-BC, LCAT
IFS is an evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal through self-compassion. I love this model because it is non-pathologizing and stigma-free. All the parts of ourselves that we are most ashamed of are welcomed and appreciated in this model, which holds that our most destructive behaviors were originally developed as a form of protection. The work is dialoguing with our inner child parts, to understand motivations and help behaviors transform.
Being stuck in anxiety cheats us out of the moment. We can spiral from one negative thought into a doomsday story. I am here to tell you that it is not your fault. Political & climate crises, racism, discrimination and economic challenges are a daily stress on our systems. Anxiety can be compounded by personal trauma and physiological imbalances. I can help you uncover the roots of your anxiety, and provide tools to help you calm your nervous system and mind.
Not having a voice in one's family, professional or romantic relationships can be very challenging. It can undermine self-esteem and keep us stuck in self-defeating loops. I can help you parse out what is your responsibility from the responsibility of others, so that you can effectively set boundaries and practice self-care. I support you to trust and accept yourself, and make choices that are aligned with your truth.
I believe that people are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. I think of therapy as an excavation process. You have all the gems of wisdom inside of you. We will collaborate to help you discover your unique values, talents, passions and path. I also believe that authentic spirituality is grounded in reality. I strive to not spiritually bypass but to help clients find hope and purpose through their healing journey.
I received my graduate degree from NYU in Music Therapy, specializing in the psychology of the voice. Music taps us into our emotions and memories, which can be a helpful addition to talk therapy. Singing stimulates the vagus nerve, which helps us to relax. Sessions optionally include breath work, singing, toning, sound making, songwriting, music listening, lyric discussion and verbal psychotherapy.