Welcome to my page. I'm an LCSW that works with individuals, couples and families from many walks of life, trying to be their best selves.
Psychotherapist in Flushing, NY
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an offshoot of CBT that puts a lot of emphasis on what we cannot change. When we are suffering, there can be many contributors that are within our control, but also many that are not. Sometimes we come farthest not by trying to eliminate every source of negativity, but by learning how to live with them in the best possible way.
Couples counseling is necessary when our anguish and suffering is less about ourselves, but stemming from conflict in our relationships. There are some problems that we cannot solve on our own, but need to work through together with our partners.
Exposure work plays a role in many cases of anxiety. In combination with other cognitive and behavioral tools, it's often important that we learn to little by little, face our fears and develop more confidence in situations that make us anxious.
I've worked with individuals struggling from many forms of anxiety, including general, social or situation specific. I work with clients on building confidence in the face of feared situations and develop step-by-step interventions to help them gravitate back to a state of calm.
Many of my clients struggle with depression. For some, this is something they've felt for as long as they can remember, while for others it may be recent or situation specific. I work with clients on identifying the source of these feelings and trying different interventions to bring them back to a place of balance.
I work with many people, both as couples and individually, who struggle in their relationships. Some may know they're in the "right relationship," but can't seem to communicate right. Others struggle with committing to a relationship, or even summoning the courage to start dating again. I've also worked with couples in the aftermath of infidelity, who often struggle putting things back together or knowing whether or not they should.