My approach with individual psychotherapy is generally psychodynamic talk therapy, in that, I believe we need to explore ourselves beyond the outermost veneer to unlock our stuck points and move forward. Basically, it means we have a conversation about your depression, anxiety, or substance abuse, or other challenging parts of your life, and try to tease apart what has made it so troubling.
We often do things that we don’t want to do, for reasons difficult to understand. And we do them again, and again, and again. Why? I believe we have feelings we are not always aware of that can affect our behavior, and that by talking about them, and becoming more aware of them, we can change those behaviors that are troubling. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suffer from some trauma, have obsessions and compulsions, are afraid of interacting with people, or just don’t feel very happy about yourself and your life, there is a way to reach for higher ground.
Having said that, I treat everyone as a unique person who deserves the respect of a course of individual psychotherapy tailored to you, and that can include attention to mindfulness, exercise, diet, work, play, past, present, and future. Sometimes we’ll talk about childhood, other times about the annoying neighbor who was disrespectful, and other times I will assign homework related to taking baby steps towards a concrete goal. There is no one-size-fits-all.
So if you are looking for an experienced, accepting, down-to-earth therapist on the Upper West Side or in Greenwich Village, please contact me and choose the location most convenient for you.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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Life Cycle Challenges
Sexual Identity Issues
Self esteem issues