Psychotherapy is a relationship rooted in conversation, where healing and transformation can occur because of the brave intimacy it requires. Engaging in this process is a sacred endeavor that creates space for listening and generates a mutual striving to be understood. Such a ritual exists across every culture, because it is a human need to be seen and heard, and to seek meaning in one’s life.
As in any relationship, a productive exchange between therapist and client can only occur when each participant feels safe, seen, and positively regarded. To build this trust, I bring warmth, empathy, reflection, an engaging and interactive style, and a healthy sense of humor to my work. I begin with YOU, the seeker and I meet you where you are when you come to therapy. Together, we collaborate on what you want to understand, explore, shift, nurture, and improve. I carefully listen while also:
Offering unconditional positive regard and safety to explore complex dynamics
Acknowledging the joys and hardships of life
Practicing transparency and reflection
Honoring and respecting the strength in people to determine their own path
To benefit and deepen our work, I draw on my multidisciplinary training, my years of practice, all that I have learned along the way from mentors and patients, and my own experience as a patient (yes, therapists need therapists, too!).
My practice is committed to serving clients from all backgrounds and identities without discrimination. I welcome the opportunity to work with a wide range of people, such as:
Couples (Dating, Engaged, Married, Separated, Monogamous, Non-Monogamous)
Adolescents (age 13+)
In a warm, open-minded environment, we are free to discuss a variety of topics, including but not limited to: relationship issues, family conflict, anxiety, depression, loss, and life transitions. I work with clients to strengthen communication skills, improve self-esteem, and develop strategies for coping with life's challenges. Sessions also include opportunities for reflection and celebration.
1 hour in-person intake session to learn about each other and determine if it’s a good fit.
45 minute private therapy session
Couples / Families Session
1 hour private therapy session
Because I aim to be as flexible as possible in working with clients’ schedules, video sessions are available for all session types and lengths listed above. Must be preceded by an in-person meeting and are subject to my professional assessment of efficacy.
Health Insurance Reimbursement
Like many qualified mental health professionals, I am not in-network with any insurance providers.
However, if you have out-of-network mental or behavioral health benefits in your insurance plan, you may be entitled to partial reimbursement of my fee. Some providers require pre-certification or pre-authorization of these services. Please check with your insurance provider to determine this.
I provide a monthly receipt that is suitable for filing health insurance claims.
My journey to find my professional identity has not been a straight line. I pursued a career in television and film, which led me to work on HBO’s groundbreaking drama “In Treatment” about a psychotherapist and the ways in which his professional life dovetails with his own experience as a patient. I also worked as an associate producer on Showtime’s drama “The Affair,” which unfolds the story of an affair through Rashomon-style multiple perspectives, comparing and contrasting her/his viewpoints. I continue to develop this part of my life as a producer and storyteller. This work has enriched my life greatly, leading me to collaborate with people from all walks of life, and it continues to inform my work as a psychotherapist.
After graduating with a BA from Bard College and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Bryn Mawr College in 2012, I completed a two-year post-graduate training in relational family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in NYC from 2012 to 2014. While the Ackerman relational model does inform my practice, I recognize that one style is not suitable for all and I therefore personalize my approach as I collaborate with each individual, couple, or family during our sessions.
PMAD (Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders) from Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Ackerman Institute for the Family
Diagnostic Assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Bryn Mawr College
If my approach to therapy speaks to you, I hope you will reach out. Feel free to contact me directly at 862-800-5699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, use the form below to send me a private message. I am committed to responding to inquiries quickly and with discretion. Looking forward to connecting!
158 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217