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New clients may book a FREE 15 min initial consultation at https://thecounselingcouch.com .
My work is informed by my training at Columbia University, post-grad training at CPI of Columbia University NYS Psychiatric institute and by my previous experience in various clinical settings including Program Director for an Assertive Community Treatment Team, and as an EMT working in the NYC-EMS 911 system.
A bit about my approach to therapy
I incorporate an integrated style using psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and holistic approaches (among others) in sessions. I enter each session with a sense of humor, no judgment, and knowing that each individual's reality is unique. Trust and vulnerability are not expectations that I hold for initial sessions. Both are earned and without them having an honest dialogue is challenging. I follow the pace set by the client in order to meet them where they are.
What you can expect from our first session
Deciding to enter therapy can be difficult. When it feels hard to establish a sense of control, therapy serves as an initial building block to enable you to use your own autonomy in the face of both internal and external factors. Gaining increased insight, personal growth, and emotional control can be life changing. My goal is to meet you where you are in your journey to help you develop skills and tools needed to improve your quality of life.
Let's take this first step together.