Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

My style of therapy provides a warm, nurturing, professional environment for people whose lives have come to an impasse. A safe space is created in which to stop, look, and listen to one’s thoughts and emotions. Problems that bring people to therapy can be quite specific—relationship difficulties, trauma, depression—or more enigmatic and vague: a sense that life is not going the way it should or feeling that one’s life lacks meaning,

Every person who enters my office is treated as a unique individual, and I work together with that person to carefully approach the most difficult or painful subjects to gain understanding and open paths for their resolution. Each treatment is custom-made (one size does not fit all) and personal, and I am an engaged participant in the process. Depending on the problem(s) and the client’s wishes, therapeutic work can be short-term, long-term, or in-between.

The therapeutic process is of utmost importance, and it finds its home in the relationship that develops between my clients and me. The therapeutic relationship brings to light the conflicts underlying the difficulties and lends impetus and direction to positive change. I have over 30 years of experience treating with most problems and many populations and have worked in a variety of mental health settings in this country and abroad. My multicultural background allows me to understand and help those who struggle with adaptation issues: immigration, sexual identity and orientation, chronic or catastrophic illness, and psychosis.

I work with individuals, couples, and families to help relieve distress, develop effective long-term coping strategies, attain a deep understanding of difficulties, tap into strengths and resilience, and fulfill the potential for self-actualization, greater peace of mind, and contentment.

I have offices in Manhattan and Great Neck, New York.

Great Neck office:
10 Grace Avenue
Suite #7
Great Neck, NY 11021

Manhattan office:
307 Seventh Avenue
Suite #2203
New York, NY 10001

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