Where are you located?
My offices are located in NYC and Rhinebeck, NY.
My NY office is located in the NOMAD area at 7 West 30th street on the 11th floor.
I am minutes away from Penn station, Harold Square, and Park Avenue Stations.
Tuesdays 10 am to 2 pm
Fridays 10 am to 7 pm
My Rhinebeck office is located at 315 Route 308.
Mondays 10 am until 6 pm
Wednesdays 10 am until 6 pm
Thursdays 10 am until 6 pm
Call (845) 516-4779 for a free 30-minute consult.
Who do you work with?
I am privileged to help individuals and couples work on relational issues, deepening their intimacy with themselves and others for a more meaningful life.
The individuals and couples I see are from the ages of 30 to 70 years who are struggling with marital or relational issues – relational challenges such as dating, partnerships, pre-marital, post-marital, divorce, and various transitions such as empty nest syndrome, post-divorce, or newly single.
Stresses in primary relationships could affect you in various ways; working together in therapy and exploring underlying issues could help you to nourish your relationships starting with yourself.
Feeling rejected while dating is very painful and could feel like a series of rejections, which hurts. Because relational intimacy starts with the relationship you have with your self, building self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-confidence will help you honor your self and set healthy boundaries with others and make dating fun. Knowing how to protect and honor yourself will give you the self-confidence to interact with others even during times of uncertainty.
Nourishing your self from the inside out will help not only with self-love, but with loving others, too. I will help you explore different ways to self-nurture, which will lead to having relationships from a place of strength.
There are no guarantees against getting rejected or experiencing conflicts in relationships, but you will not take it personally or blame the other person.
How can therapy help me?
Life is challenging and sometimes you might need a little support, encouragement, and affirmation in a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore and express your experiences.
We are always in relationships; numerous studies in attachment have demonstrated the importance of relationships. Studies show that feeling connected is important to our well-being. As humans, connection gives our life meaning. People live longer and happier lives when they are connected to a community of friends and family.
Therapy will help you to connect and increase your intimacy with others even during challenging times.
If you are struggling with losses such as divorce, separation, death of a loved one, empty nest, pre- or post-marital issues, or job loss, working together could be affirming and supportive as you wrestle with changes in your life.
Working through these issues might look heavy, but it’s really about helping you reconnect with your true self – the part of you that lies hidden because of all the compromises you have had to make. You will be helped to listen to the voice of your inner self, your true self, and discover new ways of seeing your world leading you to new and exciting experiences.
The loss of a job or professional identity can have a severe impact even with high self-esteem and lead to anxiety and depression, which affects your overall self-confidence. It could also be impactful on relationships, especially primary ones.
If you are struggling with work challenges or job losses affecting your self-esteem and self-confidence, working together in therapy could help to identify your inner strengths and resources, as you process this loss. It will help to increase self-esteem and confidence as you experience disruptive changes or shifts in professional direction.
Working together in therapy could help problem solve and relieve stress during challenging times. You will be helped to utilize your support system rather than feeling overwhelmed or anxious about meeting the needs of others. Having someone to safely explore your imaginative and creative ideas without judgment is helpful to problem solve during times of transitions.
What is relational intimacy?
Relational intimacy is a deepening and awareness of your connection to your self and others. It means a clear understanding of who you are, your needs, wants, and desires, and how to share them or make requests while still honoring yourself and others.
You will be helped with healthy communication skills and boundary setting, which help to lessen ongoing conflicts.
You will be helped to know, understand, and accept yourself, spouse, or partner without fear of disappointment or shame.
Understanding who you are alone and in relationships with others is central to having a trusting, loving connection with others. Because of this self-awareness, you are able to identify sensitive areas that could lead to possible conflict much more clearly.
Because therapy is an art, I wind and interweave various modalities in working with you individually and as a couple. I work from an attachment perspective that is insight-oriented. I have received workshop trainings in Jungian depth psychology and am certified in psychodynamic couples therapy.
I studied psychology during undergraduate school and was left fascinated by the ways in which people interact. Graduate school in studies for Clinical Social Work was a natural choice as a second profession. Post-graduate training in couples therapy furthered my knowledge, and I knew I always wanted to focus on how we interact in relationships.
Working from a relational perspective helps to identify underlying issues that have gotten in the way of healthy relationships and life. For this adventure, I will harness insight-oriented therapy bringing what is unconscious to consciousness, along with attachment-based and emotionally focused therapy.
After the development of trust and safety, you will have a sense that I will be with you every step of the way in our journey together. My approach is gentle, kind, and compassionate.
We will work on relieving anxiety and depression that you might be having in your relationships and help you confidently interact with others when in relationships.
We will become explorers of your inner psyche individually and as a couple. I will always meet you where you are, walking beside you every step of the way.
You are unique, so we will work on an individualized plan just for you.
Because alignment with a therapist is so important in this work, you can call for a free 30-minute phone consult. We will discuss your challenges, your priorities, and how you view symptom relief.
This will give us an idea of your needs and whether we are a good fit for each other.
Call for a free 30-minute phone consult at (845) 516-4779.
I also offer video sessions.