Clinical Social Work, New York, NY psychotherapy, New York, NY Therapist, New York, NY
I approach my work with a client based on the particular needs and current life situation a person is experiencing. Trained as a psychoanalyst I believe that the ways we experience our lives is generated in our very early years and throughout our childhood. Examining our lives, knowing who we are and understanding our origins is a life journey. Throughout this journey "the stuff of life" may trip us up. At these times we can experience our lives as chaotic and out of control. Given whom we are, where we come from, the coping mechanisms we have developed can become overburdened.

I believe that human beings have various challenges in life which give us the opportunity to examine ourselves more closely, seeking clarity and a deeper understanding of our purpose in living. At these crossroads we can become overwhelmed, confused and have difficulty dealing with strong emotions. It is at this point that many of us can benefit from psychotherapy and the developing relationship with the therapist. My goal is to work with you within the therapeutic relationship, in an environment of acceptance and understanding, to address various issues, and develop clarity, understanding and a sense of contentment.

Using an eclectic approach I am able to draw on my training and experience in the workings of the personality, keeping in mind the clients' personal history, family of origin, unique personal strengths, always maintaining a deep and constant interest in their life story. I have found that the commonality of humanity binds us together, weaving a path that we all must follow. There are times we must stop on that path and look inward, reexamining ourselves and our purpose. I work with a client to create an environment in which looking inward is encouraged, paced by the client and their particular needs, always mindful of their autonomy and uniqueness.