Depressed, anxious, problems in a relationship. These are some of the issues that people bring into therapy. As I see it, therapy needs to provide a non-judgmental, accepting and supportive space to work on the problems one faces. I strive to treat each person as a unique individual, helping them to direct the treatment that will move them beyond the problems that they are now facing to a life that is hopefully more fulfilling and less painful. It is my aim to help each individual to deal with the issues that are affecting them and causing them the emotional pain that has lead them to seek psychotherapy. I seek to truly listen to each person, to deal with them with respect and work with them as the unique individual that they are. No two people are the same and I do not provide a cookie cutter approach to the work that I do. Each person has his or her own needs, pains, strengths and issues that need addressing.
You are here because you want your life to change.
Because you’re likely doing the same things over and over again no matter how hard you try. Perhaps stuck in your career, your relationships, your life, you’re not very happy with where you are, but you don’t know how to get where you want to go. You may be feeling alone, with no one you can really talk to. You may be depressed, anxious, angry, overwhelmed, confused, scared… or a combination of all of these. In response you may be isolating, gambling, over-or under-eating, overspending, or resorting to drugs and alcohol-habits that, almost certainly, are only bringing you greater unhappiness.
I believe that working together, I can help you.
61 N. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
II work collaboratively with you, and by addressing complex issues with openness and curiosity, together we can tackle even your most serious problems. Unearthing the feelings behind self-defeating convictions and repetitive patterns of behavior, I can help you break the grip of hopelessness and despair, ultimately generating new and more adaptive responses to the challenges of your life.
work to provide a safe and stimulating therapeutic environment in which empathy and inquiry access hidden feelings; then, when those emotions are alive and present, to focus them on the troublesome issues that are the source of so much pain and suffering; finally, through caring, emotional connection and reworking our childhood perceptions, to restructure the underlying pathways to provide for new and more adaptive responses to the challenges of living.
Patients have described me as 'caring, nurturing, gentle, and direct' as a therapist. Through psychotherapy, we can help make sense of what is feeling wrong, relieve your anxiety and depression, heal wounds, sadness and anger from relationships, grieve losses, and help you improve your self-esteem and regain your ability for closeness and intimacy.
I have practiced as a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist, serving the people of Bergen County for years. I have experience with the differing and diverse population in this area and would like to be able to help you in your time of need.