I am licensed therapist in New York with over five years of professional work experience. My work started in a psychoanalytic clinic and from there I started my own practice called Mental Hygiene, which focuses more on present moment, automatic thinking that causes negative reactions and beliefs, similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My style is more casual with an occasional sense of humor. I believe that we are all going through small or big shifts and talking through them honestly is a great habit to build. With that said, I'm compassionate and like to give direction and homework between sessions, usually in the form of writing or mindfulness practices. Also, I don't skip over positive moments that happen as those are just as important to train our brain on in terms of communicating them.
My experience with clients generally focuses on stress and anxiety through small or big shifts whether it's relationship issues, motivation, self esteem / confidence, or career difficulties. We are all in the process of scripting our narrative and many times we end up in black or white thinking that leaves us feeling stuck. I'm here to raise the light up to that and encourage thinking about the spectrum between the extremes and to verbalize it, while making sure we keep an eye on the positive things that are happening in your life. It shall be a fun journey if we do it together, fully committed!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
NY LMHC 013238