I am a clinical psychotherapist in New York City with over 25 years experience in private practice. My advanced education includes the Doctoral Program at Hunter School of Social Work where I obtained an ABD. I also received a Masters Degree from Hunter School of Social Work in 1981. I have been awarded Diplomate status in Social Work.
In addition to being a trained psychotherapist, I have a Doctorate degree in Law from New York University School of Law. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I attended the Psychoanalytic Institute for Clinical Social Workers and have taught therapists at the Fifth Avenue Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Manhattan.
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A psychotherapist has advanced training in clinical psychotherapy-using psychological theories and insight to address, explore and resolve real life problems. The therapist is licensed by the state of New York to practice psychotherapy. Psychotherapy has been around now for over 100 years.
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Each person brings their own fears, issues and goals to therapy. Some people want to explore only specific problems and concrete solutions. In that case, therapy can be short term and effective-in the range of 6 months, more or less.
Other people may be going through major life transitions like the break-up of an important relationship or marriage, an illness or job change to mention only a few. These clients may want to explore in depth a range of issues including anxiety, trauma, dependency concerns, unproductive behavior patterns, and loneliness.
These problems can provide the basis for long term therapy-one or more years that can be very helpful in terms of support, insight, and change. In the first few sessions, we will explore together your concerns to determine what works best for you.
Upon request, all rates will be discussed during our first contact either by phone, email or person. Most clients with insurance get reimbursed by their insurance company.
Payment by check or cash is acceptable. All consultations are by appointment.
Please feel free to call my office or contact me at any time if you have further questions.
Individual sessions are generally 45 minutes. Couples and Group sessions are around one hour each.
LCSW means a psychotherapist has a Master’s degree from an accredited graduate school with a minimum of three years of additional supervised clinical experience and at least 3000 hours of clinical practice in diagnosis and psychotherapy treatment. My clinical experience now exceeds 25 years of practice.
JD means the person has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence after three years of study from an accredited Law School. I received my J.D. degree from NYU Law School.
My Therapy Approach
In a safe, non-judgmental setting you will have the support and opportunity to explore conflicts currently in your life and relevant personal history. As a psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience, I will actively provide you with feedback and insight as soon as possible to help you manage conflict and reduce anxiety.
My therapy/counseling training involve using a number of different approaches depending on the focus of the problem. These approaches include, but are not limited to, cognitive therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and object relations theory.
I believe and research backs this up that at any age you can change. It is called “neuroplasticity” – the amazing capacity the brain has to grow at any age and “rewire” itself. So, there is reason to be optimistic and hopeful. If you are overwhelmed or frustrated or anxious, give this a try – call me. Relief and change can happen now.
Why Choose Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” is a powerful process between a client and a therapist that increases focuses on problem-solving, and can explore patterns of past and present conflicts depending on the client’s needs.
It is a process that can be short-term, long-term, goal-oriented and/or problem-focused.
Issues can include loneliness, depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, addictions and stress, marital problems, gay or straight relationship conflicts.