How I Approach Therapy


I perceive every person as a unique individual.

I approach therapy from a place of respect and collaboration.  I believe a prime objective in therapy is to help you find a strong sense of self in a safe environment where we can embark on a journey to establish an authentic relationship and examine what you need  to better express your thoughts, feelings and intentions. Finally, to discover your own inner wisdom to ultimately obtain relief, internal strength and accomplish your goals.

Today everyone of all ages are faced with more complex challenges than ever before.  I apply my clinical background, knowledge and intuitive skills to your experience, whatever age you are.

The influences of social media, family, school, work, social environments, social conflicts, the pressures of managing life, interpersonal relationships, all can increase emotional obstacles and result in conjuring underlying feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, stress, anger, grief, loss, fears etc.

Therapy can assist you to address these pressures more effectively.

Together, we will collaborate on a committed, sincere and empathetic therapeutic rapport that will focus on healthy ways to minimize and resolve these struggles by creating opportunities for you to improve your mental health and enhance communication with your family members, friends, colleagues, peers and others.

We will explore ways to improve your decision-making abilities, your reactions regarding interpersonal relationships and learn new coping skills to get unstuck, produce transformation and increase personal safety.

I trust that people are where they are supposed to be and I do not believe in “should.”  I consider therapy a journey where all parties can cultivate growth, self awareness and self redirection in a positive way.

Since the therapeutic relationship is about holding up a mirror for you to better understand and see yourself, we are equally interchangeable as teacher and student throughout the process.

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*For Parents seeking a therapist for their children, the search can seem like a daunting challenge.  Questions such as,

“Will I find a therapist who is helpful and is a good fit for my child?”

“Will the therapist judge me and my parenting skills?”

or

“Will the therapist deliver bad news about my child?”

These are intimidating thoughts and feelings, I never judge. I believe families can grow & evolve together. I highly regard this brave step you are taking to seek help.  I work with parents on ways to support their children’s growth, while protecting the young person’s privacy.

Contact me and together we can discuss what will be best for you and/or your child and figure out if my style is a good fit for us both to move forward.

FYI:

For parents seeking a therapist for their child(ren):

My In-Person day is currently Monday’s in Westport, where I see mostly children between the ages of 12-16. Both adult & child availability is limited.

Wed-Fri I provide Telehealth sessions only to adults {ages17+}.

Occasionally a Sat morning Telehealth appointment will become available as those coveted times are reserved.


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A little background info on me…

I received my Masters Degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City in 2005. I was trained as a Clinician and Group Facilitator. I utilize an eclectic variety of modalities in my practice such as CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic/Jung Analysis, Carl Rogers/Humanistic, Person Centered, Strengths Based, Trauma Focused, Empowerment focused, Play therapy, etc.

As of Sept. 2020, I am now offering Clinical Supervision to Social Work Students needing supervisory hours to obtain their Clinical License.  Contact me to discuss rates.

I am Licensed in the State of Connecticut.  NPI#1073035465


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