If you are confronting feelings of anxiety, indecisiveness, guilt, shame, depression, and low self-esteem, psychotherapy can help. I build a trusting, personal connection with my patients in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
I like to think of psychotherapy as helping you to construct a “tool kit” which will continue to develop long after the therapy is over. Our work will involve creative problem-solving. I work in a collaborative way to facilitate your treatment goals and improve your quality of life. Increase awareness of your strength; improve self-esteem, relationships, friendships, work productivity, and compassion. The therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware and becoming your best self is an achievable goal.
Individual psychotherapy sessions typically last 45 minutes. The frequency and duration of therapy will depend on your needs, treatment goals, and progress. Certain issues can be resolved with short-term therapy, while other chronic or more complex concerns require long-term commitment before improvement is realized.
Research has shown that psychotherapy results in fewer relapses of common conditions, such as moderate depression and anxiety, and that the positive effects of good therapy extend well beyond treatment, compared with psychotropic drugs. In fact, many clients report improved conditions long after therapy has ended. In general, psychotherapy is more effective than psychotropic drugs or medical treatments alone. Some patients need a combination of medication and talk therapy.
The individual’s desire and determination to heal play an essential role in whether psychotherapy is successful. My office is conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, easily accessible by mass-transit.