I believe that the safety and trust of a strong therapeutic relationship is an essential foundation for growth and insight. I often take a humanistic and existential focus on helping a person find meaning in their lives in what can feel like a chaotic and unpredictable world. What this means is that I am not afraid to explore topics such as life, loss, death, and everything in between.
Whether you are looking to make significant changes in your life or just need a safe place to process your thoughts and feelings, I bring compassion, empathy, and genuineness, and am excited to be part of your individual journey, whatever that may be. My approach is relaxed and informal, but as an active therapist I believe in consistently challenging those that I work with to think about themselves, others, or the world, in ways they may not have before.
My specialty areas are addictive behaviors, grief, loss and bereavement. I also have significant experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and life transitions, using a number of different therapeutic approaches. I have spent the last five years working in two well-established outpatient addiction treatment facilities in New York City (Hazelden Betty Ford and Inter-Care). Many people struggling with addictions also have a great deal of unrecognized loss, whether that is the death of a loved one, job loss, or divorce. I am a Certified Grief Counselor through the American Institute of Health Care professionals, and have specialized training in Complicated Grief Treatment and the Grief Recovery Method. I look forward to being a part of your therapeutic journey.