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I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 18 years experience in the field. I was trained in both Cognitive Behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches. In other words my therapeutic modality is primarily focused on helping clients find solutions to current problems by addressing specific faulty thinking patterns while also acknowledging and addressing how their past experiences are influencing their present circumstance.
A bit about my approach to therapy
I have been described by my clients as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying my client's strengths and helping them to maximize their strengths to overcome their obstacles. I'm here to help clients sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer them a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment.
What you can expect from our first session
My therapeutic foundation involves the utilization of Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques to help my clients set SMART goals, which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Limited.
I like to think of myself as a sort of GPS for mental health, I help my clients develop the roadmap for where they want to go in life with the choice of what route to follow being entirely up to them.
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New York City, NY 10016