I believe we belong in healthy relationship to ourselves and the people around us, but sometimes we get in our own way.
I believe therapy is one of the best ways to deepen your experience of self and other, and to become more aware of how you are in the world. From there, you can create something in your life that you never thought was possible.
I’ve been working with people around trauma, anxiety, relationships and family issues for years, with the starting point being my own experience as an adult adoptee. I am interested in how we come to know ourselves, grow as individuals, and make deep connections.
If you long for more health and depth in your relationships, I’d like to help you find that.
If you suspect that habitual ways of being are getting in the way of what you want in your life, I want to help you understand more deeply what is going on so you can change those old patterns and create new experiences.
I work with my clients on the stressors and issues that are coming up for them including:
- making intimate connections
- leaving relationships
- healthy boundaries
- knowing who you are and maintaining that knowledge in relationship (codependency)
- loss and grief
- sorting out complicated feelings with family members
- search and reunion for adult adoptees
- surviving big life changes
- working through trauma
- anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, performance anxiety
Let’s meet and talk about your particular struggle to see how you can get to where you want to be. Doing this with someone who is trained to help at your side makes all the difference. I’ll be there to support you through the process, deepen your insights, and guide you through making changes in your life and relationships. I am a gestalt therapist, which means I work experientially and include awareness and body awareness as well as a creative approach to further your growth. I also do EMDR, which is a therapy for trauma, when appropriate.
Whether you know what these are or not, the real intent is to explore deeply together and have you feel supported and guided through your process, especially if you have been feeling at a loss around what is happening in your life and you can’t figure it out on your own.
My fee is $220 for individual therapy. I provide the paperwork for your insurance company for out of network reimbursement if you have out of network benefits.
MSW, NYU Silver School of Social Work, 2012
Certified Gestalt Therapist, Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, 2016
Certificate in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy with Dr. Ruella Frank (Center for Somatic Studies), 2017
Genesis of Intergenerational Trauma training weekend, Dr. Ruella Frank (Center for Somatic Studies) 2019
Additional training in Gestalt Group Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy, and Family Constellations.
Teaching and Supervision
Assistant Faculty, Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, NYC 2019
Mentee Program, Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, NYC 2017-2018
I’ve presented workshops and talks at a variety of adoption-related conferences. For more information about my presentations visit my speaking page here.