My counseling style is warm, relaxed and I like to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental environment. I believe everyone deserves a chance to feel better and it is my honor to assist you in doing so.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the state of New York. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University-Los Angeles. Previously, I had a 30 year career in the Film & Television industry. When I was younger, my passions were, the Film business and Psychology. I always said to myself, the day I become disinterested in the Film business, I want to go to graduate school, get my degree in psychology and become a psychotherapist. That day came and here I am. I have been practicing since 2009.
So, congratulations to you for seeking an opportunity to address your concerns. New clients can be anxious and ambivalent about seeking a new therapist and that makes sense. When I meet a new client I am taken with their courage and motivation to seek therapy. This speaks to your desire to feel better.
My counseling style is warm, relaxed and I like to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental environment. I work with clients with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, communication issues, career dilemmas and anger issues among others. I believe everyone deserves a chance to feel better. I am fascinated with everyone’s story who comes through my virtual door and it is my honor to collaborate with them. I use multiple theoretical orientations and I use them as clients needs warrant. Some of them include, Motivational Interviewing, Emotional Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy among others.
My previous career was in the film industry where I worked with all aspects of the industry from low-budget feature films to Emmy award winning television. I also service the Creative Community. I understand the industry’s underlying architecture and how it affects the people working in it, and to obtain critical coping skills to survive in an industry which sometimes thrives on negative impulses even during its good times.