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How are you really?


Therapeutic approach 

There are many reasons that may lead a person to seek therapy. None of us go through life unaffected by its many complexities. This is no weakness: it's part of being human. Life often has a way of making us feel alone, misunderstood, or strange. Situations arise that make us feel unloved, empty, disconnected, or isolated. This can be changed. I work collaboratively, and come from a place of deep respect and empathy. My goal is that each person feels safe, seen, and heard.

My therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic, emotion-focused, with cognitive-behavioral elements. I tailor the therapy to the person's individual needs, as everyone's personal history is unique. Generally speaking, I practice talk therapy -- listening with a "third ear" without judgment, to uncover patterns, stories, feelings that are perhaps unconscious, or dormant. My clinical experience and training at Columbia University confirmed my belief that our past shapes who we are, and that the quality of our relationships is central to our wellbeing. While I listen to present concerns and issues that bring one to therapy, I also pay great attention to relational dynamics and relational needs, important figures in a person's life, inner conflicts, past experiences, and the person's coping mechanisms. 

The 'symptoms' that often bring a person to psychotherapy are usually the mind and body's messages that *something* is requiring our attention. I approach these problems with curiosity and compassion for the individual, and remain attuned to your personal goals throughout this journey.

Training & Education

  • Dual Masters degree in Counseling Psychology (EdM, MA) from Columbia University;

  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Sexuality, Women, and Gender from Teachers College, Columbia University (the first New York State approved certificate program of its kind);

  • Training in Complicated Grief (also known as Prolonged Grief) Therapy from Columbia University School of Social Work;

  • Certificate in Perinatal Grief & Loss, Perinatal Anxiety & Mood Disorders from Seleni Institute in New York;

  • Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International;

  • Candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York [in progress].


Office in Manhattan in the NoMad area.

Hudson NY

Living well is a skill that can be learned in therapy.

Everyone can benefit from therapy.

No one is immune to the various tides and waves of life. 

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