“I have a humanistic philosophy in which I feel that all people deserve a chance to find emotional relief, improvement of functionality, and sustained wellness.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After being a successful chiropractor for over a decade and treating musculoskeletal problems, I became interested in working with people experiencing emotional distress and went back to school for my master’s in social work. I utilize CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, and other therapies tailored individually to the person and the issues they present. I am committed to helping you find the relief you need.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer a free consultation so that you can explain what is going on and see if we would be a good match for working together. Typically, clients experience a reduction of symptoms within weeks although sometimes it takes a while to thoroughly address the issues. I like working with motivated clients who are willing to take some responsibility for doing the work necessary on their part in order to integrate improvement. I offer homework as necessary because sometimes work in between sessions helps maximize the benefits of therapy.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have a humanistic philosophy in which I feel that all people deserve a chance to find emotional relief, improvement of functionality, and sustained wellness. It is my goal to help you get there and give you the skills to remain there. Within that context, I focus on your desired outcome in therapy with acceptance, confidentiality, insight, and individualized treatment.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I practice solely in telehealth and find that to be the wave of the future (although I have a beautiful office in East Setauket). From the comfort of your own home, we can work together in an environment that provides its own unique strengths. I can do therapy with people as they commute to work or if they have limited time or privacy. I can also do it in a location of their choice, allowing me to experience the environment they live in. Transportation issues are eliminated and travel time is eliminated.
“It is my goal to help you get there and give you the skills to remain there.”