I work with patients in a collaborative way which facilitates your treatment goals and improves your quality of life.
I work to build a trusting, personal connection in a safe, non-judgmental environment. You may be coming to therapy to confront the symptoms of anxiety, indecisiveness, guilt and shame, depression and low self-esteem that interfere with emotional well-being, all of which are specialties of mine. 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.
Your therapy can increase the awareness of your strengths, improve your self esteem, your relationships, your friendships, your productivity, your compassion and your self- confidence. The therapeutic journey itself can be very interesting and the process of becoming more self-aware and becoming your best self is usually an achievable goal.
Individual psychotherapy sessions typically last 45 minutes. The frequency and duration of therapy will depend largely on your needs, treatment goals, and progress. Certain issues can be resolved with short-term therapy and 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.
Ultimately, the individual’s desire and determination to heal play an essential role in whether psychotherapy is successful. My office is warm and comfortable and conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, easily accessible by mass-transit.