Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is an essential element in the therapeutic process, but being able to feel at ease while also learning approaches to help you achieve what you need and desire most is the perfect combination for progress and success.
I am most passionate about the mind-body connection and working with individuals who have lived with anxiety and experienced trauma. In our work together, you can expect to gain a deep understanding of how trauma is stored in your body and how to identify the root of some of your thoughts, beliefs, and symptoms. You will also learn how your body manifests anxiety and trauma and how to better manage your symptoms by applying a combination of cognitive, behavioral and relaxation techniques.
During our work together, we may also explore issues that are impacting your adult life which may be rooted in childhood emotional neglect, a chronic exposure to trauma that is so subtle, it can be easy to miss or dismiss. The impacts of this type of trauma can show up in our relationships with others in many different settings and in many different ways. If you’ve ever struggled with understanding why you feel the way you feel or why certain situations trigger your anxiety, anger or depression, you may have experienced childhood emotional neglect. Together, we can explore these facets of your life and work towards making the improvements in your quality of life that you desire.
Therapy can provide you with an opportunity to be supported in a process where you can learn to cope with anxiety and depression, implement healthy boundaries, manage stress, build self-esteem and become empowered through understanding how your mind and body are responding to your challenges, and how to implement techniques to help create change.
I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Masters degree from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. In the therapy space, I utilize a variety of effective techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, insight-oriented practices and mind-body connective psychotherapy practices.
For over a decade, I have also been a Yoga teacher and am trained in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method, a trauma-focused technique that integrates the yoga framework with somatic therapy. Somatic therapy is a holistic approach that helps people to discharge trauma memories from the body by paying attention to physical responses that you may be experiencing while discussing your trauma.
If you are experiencing anxiety, constant worry, poor sleep or having physiological responses in your body such as pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), going through life transitions, feeling indecisive, self-critical, or having a challenging time in personal relationships, I am here to help.