I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in New York State. My experience in the field of listening spans more than 25 years. My work has taken me to non-profit clinics, schools, and for the last 17 years I have been in private practice. My approach to therapy is eclectic and grounded in psycho-dynamic, trauma focused, and body-centered principles. Meeting a client wherever they are and listening for where they would like to be when the work is done, is part of my work with a client.
I have worked in agencies in NYC as part of my development as a social worker. I have had a private practice since 2002 for a few hours per week. In 2008, my private practice was full time. Having taught cognitive behavioral courses at graduate schools, I can help with difficulties you may have with your perceptions, your actions and your feelings. I am always listening for the you that you want to become. Helping you with thinking through your choices and supporting your desire to reach wherever it is you want to be is all part of the process of therapy.
I am a trained EMDR practitioner and I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Both of these treatment techniques can be used in our work together.
I believe that those who have come to work with me are changed when they leave treatment. Come and see what therapy can hold for you. I have a special affinity for persons in recovery and LGBTQ persons. I use her, hers and she as my pronouns.
I would love to work with you and be your guide to a better self.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD Read more...
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #R-0448321 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
Helen is exactly the kind of person who should be doing this kind of work, she is kind, understanding and compassionate.
Helen is the first counselor I've had in the past 16 years that didn't tell me my issues were too much for her or that i was a lost cause and by doing so restored some of my faith counselors. Helen is the ideal choice for any members of the LGBTQ community her knowledge and consideration regarding the community and those affiliated with it. Above all else, Helen provides a calm and non judgmental atmosphere, another thing that she provided for me for the very first time in this context. I was truly sad to end my sessions with Helen and hope when i am able to continue working with her when I have the means to do so.
Helen was meant for this job, her totally non-judgmental and openness made the experience working with her truly comfortable. She has a vast knowledge on mental health and has multiple resources to help find techniques that will work for you. She has been able to help me so much and always made me feel heard and helped me to understand myself in ways I never would have if I hadn’t signed up for this app!
She’s really understanding and helpful. She’s good at giving you different, tangible ways at dealing with anxiety and intrusive thoughts.
Helen has a lot of experience and constructive feedback that offers a new perspective to your own life.
Helen has been helping me through a dark period in my life. I really can’t imagine where I’d be right now without her kind words and thoughtful guidance. I look forward to our conversations each week and appreciate the time and care she puts into our sessions.
I find that although I have not been receiving help from Helen for very long, it has been more useful than any help I have received before. She is very non-judgemental, unbiased and makes a lot of sense with what she says. She is great at wording her advice in ways that I won't find too overwhelming and seems to adapt how she speaks to make it easier to talk to her. As a result I feel able to really open up to her and benefit from the help I receive.