Are you struggling with identifying your values? Creating self-care practices? Or even with personal development and setting intentions? Do you often find it hard to stay motivated or on task? Maybe your mind is flooded with thoughts and impacts your ability to concentrate? You might be someone who wants to understand your purpose but there are things from your past that might be getting in the way of you living your best life. No need to look any further, you've come to the right place.
I specialize in treating depression and anxiety. And within my specialty I also treat relationship + family issues, grief + loss, trauma, women's issues, self-esteem + self-care, and academic + career issues, and I can support you through life transitions. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you want to get unstuck, find your purpose and flow through seasons with ease and self-confidence, then I am here to offer you a safe space to talk, unravel, and find clarity by working together.
My treatment modality includes Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, which addresses a wide variety of issues and requires a deep exploration of your inner self. You will uncover how your past experiences shape how you relate to yourself and others in the world, and you will break free from negative and self-sabotaging patterns. I firmly believe that If you change the way you think you will ultimately change the way you feel. As a published author and writer, I also incorporate journaling and creating writing as a treatment approach for those who are interested in utilizing creativity as a therapeutic tool. And as a Christian, I also provide Christian centered counseling for those who prefer.
Values + FAQ's
I believe in creating a space where my clients feel heard, valued and accepted for who they are without judgement or condemnation. My desire is to sit with you in your story and make you as comfortable as possible as we bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be. Therapy has a heavy negative stereotype and stigma attached to it, but it's truly a phenomenal experience when you do it with someone who is qualified to meet your needs. I look forward to our work together.
How much are your sessions?
- $125 per individual session
Do you accept insurance?
I only accept cash, check or credit card payment. However, I am Out-of-Network, which means your insurance company may provide you with full or partial reimbursement of the fees that you pay me. Please contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for Out-of-Network benefits.
How long is each session?
Sessions are 45 minutes max.
Therapy is expensive. Is it worth it?
Therapy may be a financial commitment but it is also a life changing investment that equips you with the tools that you need to foster a better life for yourself and includes quality and care. It should be thought of as a form of self-care, where you learn how to assess what your needs are and become aware of all the bad habits, cycles, and negative thought patterns, that are hinderances to your growth. When therapy is a commitment in your life you learn how to approach your lifestyle from a minimalistic point of view, which teaches you how to invest less in things that are not fruitful or are simply take up space in your life, and you learn that the greatest investment is the one that you make within yourself.
Does therapy really work?
Before we begin our services together I require a 15 minute telephone consultation to assess what your needs are, and for you to express your questions or concerns. Therapy works when there is trust and an openness to exploring a new approach to handling ones problems. Therapy is a highly useful and reputable service and these results are fostered through one's willingness and openness to change.
Am I only going to talk about my feelings in therapy?
Nope. I want you to talk about what your feelings do to you. Because often, our feelings have a way of becoming the ruler of our lives. We feel fear, so then we don't take leaps and go after the things we want. We feel rejection, so we purposely avoid creating new connections. We feel depressed, and we believe our lives don't matter, causing us to behave in ways that are neglectful of our growth and wellbeing. In therapy, your feelings are important, but through our work I want you to investigate who has the power in your life, you or your feelings? And we will work together on how your thoughts, feelings and actions correlate with one another so that you can begin to not only feel better, but do better for yourself.
Shouldn't i be able to fix my problems on my own? Or why shouldn't i just talk to a friend?
If you fell down today and broke your ankle, would you seek medical assistance from a doctor or would you go about on your own with an untreated broken ankle? Of course not. So then you shouldn't deprive yourself of needing mental and emotional first aid. Going to therapy is not a weakness, it is actually the strongest and most courageous thing that you could do for yourself. It is a form of self-care and self empowerment. It's great to have friends who hold you accountable and that you can talk to about your concerns, but seeking professional advice leaves room for greater care and decreases feelings of shame and self-judgment.
108-18 Queens Boulevard Suite 904
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Subway: E, F, M & R train to 71st Ave
Bus: Q23, Q60, Q64, QM11, QM12, QM18
LIRR: Forest Hills