Hello and welcome.
Finding a therapist can seem like a random and intimidating process of trial and error. I hope the following information is useful in providing a sense of who I am and what I bring to a potential therapeutic relationship.
The most important thing I can tell you is that I start from a place of empathy for how challenging life can be, and respect for how we all struggle to do the best we can in responding to the variables and limitations inherent to any given situation.
My approach is flexible, using Gestalt psychotherapy as a foundation. That means that the work is largely focused on present experience with a goal of increasing awareness of the full spectrum of one's self and one's experience. It also means recognizing that the therapeutic relationship is co-created. Sessions are open and creative in looking at any and all aspects of one's experience. Change happens within that context.
Whether you are dealing with something specific such as difficulty with family or intimate relationships; issues relating to sexual orientation, intimacy, gender and identity; coping with loss or chronic illness -- or a more ambiguous sense of being stuck, confused or overwhelmed, I am honored to provide the space and support to help you regroup and move forward in the world.
I believe that having a safe environment and willing partner with whom to explore the full spectrum of one's experience can lead to growth.
License: LCSW. MSW from New York University and BA in Art/Art History from University of Iowa. Professional experience as oncology social worker, and 3 years of training in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Prior professional experience as creative director of windows and events for various American and European fashion labels.
Fees and payment
Rate: $180 per 50-minute session.
Insurance: Currently out of network.
Sliding scale: Available.
Payment: Cash, check or online payment.
CONTACT AND OFFICE INFO.
ADDRESS: 19 W. 26th St. (btwn 6th Ave and Broadway)
HOURS: Daytime and evenings Monday through Friday.
Limited availability for home visits to clients who, for medical reasons or end of life, are unable to travel to either office.
Please contact me using the form to the right, emailing directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 917-488-4236. I am happy to offer an initial consultation free of charge.