I provide counseling and psychotherapy, specializing in working with people who have experienced life stress or trauma, who are coping with the complex psychological sequelae of chronic or serious illness, and who are affected by interpersonal loss and bereavement. My approach is engaged, collaborative, supportive, and practical.
Every person’s experiences and life story are unique, but certain life experiences tend to prompt people to want change, and thus to seek psychotherapy in order to:
~cope more effectively with life circumstances as they are, or make a plan to change them
~get freed from paralyzing emotions and move ahead with life
~soothe physical discomfort and pain
~stay focused and get things done
~feel happy instead of miserable recalling fond memories
~resolve misunderstandings with other people
~make choices and decisions
~discover insights and solutions.
You can expect me to listen carefully as we look at your current situation and goals, identify your strengths, and realize how can these be called upon–and what you might change–to help you cope effectively and achieve the changes that you want.
I use empirically-supported therapy approaches rooted in cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, narrative, and psychodynamic theories. I have developed my expertise during more than 30 years of clinical practice and teaching the art and science of psychotherapy to doctoral candidates in Fordham University’s clinical psychology training program.