There’s the version that you want to show the world, the one you capture with Instagram and your Snap stories. And then there’s the inner you that only a few close friends and family members may get to see.
The truth is, there are also parts of you that you might not think you can share with anyone. The embarrassing parts, the parts that don’t fit with social expectation and professional responsibility, and even the parts of yourself that may scare you…
These hidden aspects of who you are may actually be the source of a lot of inexplicable confusion, conflict, and heartache as you try to to build relationships, get things done, and enjoy your life.
When you find the right therapeutic relationship, you’ll begin to discover parts of who you are that you might never have found on your own. At the conclusion of treatment, one client told me “you gave me the freedom to say things out loud that I couldn’t even say to myself.”
When you find a way to be honest with yourself you can learn new approaches to solving problems that will serve you now and throughout your life.
As your therapist, I don’t expect you to tell me everything about yourself during our first session. Instead, I’m committed to developing a relationship that makes it feel safe and natural to share who you really are.
You know what makes me smile? When I hear patients tell me that they have surprised themselves. Within this therapeutic relationship, they have been able to think and create new possibilities in ways they never had before.
When you come to see me, either in the Upper East Side or in Scarsdale, you’ll meet a woman in her thirties. You and I may have similar backgrounds, or we may come from what feel like very different worlds. Here’s what I know after more than a decade of training and practice: I don’t to be you to understand and help you.
There are common themes that bring twenty-somethings to therapy. It’s a time of transition, and issues commonly crop up around relationships, family conflict, traumatic experiences, the social pressures to be successful and have it all.
When you’re in your thirties and beyond, you may also come to therapy to resolve those issues from the past. When faced with pressures of marriage, parenthood, aging parents, and a career, you may find that the “old stuff” crops up in new ways.
That said, each person and each situation is different and it’s my privilege to be there to disentangle the intricacies of your particular struggle. I’ve worked with adolescents, young adults, and new mothers from across the spectrum of culture, race, and socioeconomic status. I’m dedicated to learning from you and understanding you and supporting you with a combination of expertise and compassion.
The reason I am able to hold your stories and help you see new ways of navigating your life is because of the strength and breadth of my training.
Our sessions will feel like a deep conversation, and you likely won’t notice the techniques I am using to draw you out, to help you see your inner self, and become a more integrated person whose life is marked by confidence and self-acceptance. That sort of seamless integration of connection and technique stems from my doctoral research on integrating evidence based Cognitive Behavioral and psychodynamic therapies into a cohesive and authentic framework.
Just as no two people are alike, there is no one way to do effective therapy. We work together to discover the paths and techniques that enable your growth.
Therapy works in various modalities.
Check out the services I offer:
40 East 89th Street
NY, NY 10128
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, NY 10607