I have more than 30+ years of experience in the field of psychology.  Indeed, therapy is a financial investment in yourself and in your future. I have learned from my patients that the expense of not addressing the reasons you are now visiting this website is far more costly than dealing with the psychological issues head-on. How do you measure the toll on your physical health?  What is the emotional toll of going through the day managing your symptoms? How do you measure the cost to your and your family’s quality of life?  Therapy is a relatively short-term commitment when measured against the backdrop of a lifetime of physical, medical and mental health challenges.

People from various ethnic, immigrant and religious backgrounds often feel a stigma or a sense of shame in seeking therapy.  Maybe no one in your family has sought therapy.  Perhaps you were told that a strong person handles pain silently: the “pull yourself up by your bootstrap” mentality.  In my years of practice, I have found that it is the strongest members of the family who seek outside help because they are committed to not repeating the unhealthy dynamics of their family.  They want to be a better parent or partner.  They want to succeed, however, they define success.  Therapy becomes one way to ensure your own well being and to learn how to build more solid decision-making and coping skills that put you in good stead as the uncertainty of life occurs.

When it comes to health, everything is connected.  Your mental health is linked to your physical health, which is linked to your ability to live a meaningful, active, thoughtful and vital existence. Too often a work assignment takes precedence or attending to everyone else eclipses attending to the most basic of rights, healing.  People who complete therapy often speak about the way in which therapy has helped change their internalized critical or pessimistic nature and helped them to feel greater compassion toward themselves. Therapy has the power to change how you understand yourself, and therefore, opens your ability to feel greater compassion towards others.  Life, in general, is met with more openness and flexibility. 

I take a holistic and eclectic approach in my therapeutic work.  I individually tailor my assessment and therapy to fit your needs. I work collaboratively with you as a valued contributor and decision-maker. I do not see you as defined by a pre-existing history or condition.  Challenging emotional problems or issues as well as physical sensations or conditions is often rooted in unresolved, and sometimes unknown, experiences. As is often the case, the coping skills you used in childhood may no longer work for you. In therapy, you can learn how to recognize what triggers your symptoms, which is a critical step in the healing process.  Once you begin to recognize and name your triggers, you can begin to manage the physiological aspects, specifically, how it manifests in your body.  I offer a safe, empathic, and collaborative environment in which we process the root causes of stressors, symptoms, patterns, negative self-beliefs, body sensations and uncomfortable emotions. 

Through the use of various therapeutic approaches, we will work to clear the experiences and beliefs that may be at the core of your concerns or difficulties  which may manifests physically or emotionally in, work setting, your intimate and social relationships or in parenting.  

Therapy often changes how you experience yourself, and therefore it can change what you choose to bring into your life.  During and following therapy, people often feel more fully alive and choose to live in a more conscious, determined way which sometimes means making painful changes in your life because they no longer benefit you.  You can achieve a greater sense of self-worth and confidence and a deeper understanding of the direction you wish to take your life.