I see couples looking to repair/strengthen their relationship bond and individuals wanting to improve their relationship with themselves.
Psychotherapist in New York, NY
Whether you're having a crisis with your spouse or partner or hoping to bolster your relationship, my first order of business is to help you communicate with each other in a productive way. I help couples access and articulate the underlying feelings that have been like bricks in a wall, serving as a protective barrier from emotional and physical intimacy. I also encourage partners to put thoughts and feelings into words rather than act upon them in and out of the therapy room.
From the moment we're born, we are affected by what goes on around us. In infancy, our mother (or caregiver) is our world, and we rely on her to get our needs met. We are shaped by our earliest experiences, and we develop both functional and dysfunctional coping methods. Talk therapy can help you understand the ways in which your formative years have had an impact on your recent years.
I see people in the midst of a limerent episode or when limerence is (however temporarily) in the rearview mirror. Wherever you happen to be, together we'll deal with the obsessive ruminations so you can function, and ultimately gain a deeper understanding of how limerence became both a coping mechanism and a source of pain.