I use a mix of talk and creative therapy techniques to connect how you think about yourself and your life with how you feel.
Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Also known as humanism, humanistic therapy is a positive approach to psychotherapy that focuses on a person’s individual nature, rather than categorizing groups of people with similar characteristics as having the same problems. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, not only from the therapist’s view but from the viewpoint of individuals observing their own behavior. The emphasis is on a person’s positive traits and behaviors, and the ability to use their personal instincts to find wisdo
Music psychotherapy utilizes concepts from Jungian theory as well as attachment and client centered approaches. What is underneath your behavior patterns? What keep cropping up despite your very smart intellectual understanding of your past? "We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses." Carl Jung
In music therapy, music is used as a tool and in relationship with a therapist to help with self expression where words fail.
Feeling anxiety in the body is exhausting. That tightness in the chest, the inability to turn off our thoughts, stomach problems, feeling weak but unable to rest ..sound familiar? I can show you ways to resource your own body with breathing, singing, rhythm and to develop a deep faith in yourself to cope with whatever comes your way.
I have gone through many of these and have developed tools for honoring your feelings, sorting through decisions and finding what is most true. Finding an adult identity, struggling with separating from parents, leaving a marriage, going through a divorce, parenting solo, co-parenting, starting a new career. I have been through all of the above. I can help you learn tools to feel grounded in your decision making, honor your feelings and work through your perceptions of others' judgment.
Do you feel there is just something missing that you want to explore or express but your fear is getting in the way? I can relate and I can help. There is so much for us to continually discover and explore in life..new skills, new creativity, new ways of being...we must be willing to play in order to grow. Learning through play is not just for children. I study Winnecott's work around growing through continually exploring life with a sense of newness and play.