I am a Professionally Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Alexander Technique Teacher with extensive experience in individual and group counseling for adults. I was trained at the Center for Character Analytic Studies and the Brooklyn Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and have been in private practice as a therapist for over 20 years.
My private office is conveniently located on the parlor floor of an attractive brownstone in Park Slope Brooklyn. I have made the office a comfortable, relaxing space so that my clients can feel as much at ease as possible. I have office hours Monday through Thursday and a therapy group that meets on Tuesdays.
My practice derives from a long-held professional belief in the value of body-oriented therapeutic work and group environments for finding safe, effective ways to heal. Body-oriented psychotherapy takes the approach that the mind and body are not separate, and that mental or emotional problems are often physically manifested. I specialize in grief counseling, couples counseling, relationship issues, dissociative disorders and general anxiety. My listening is organized around not only what you are saying but how you express yourself and the possible disparity between the two. For example, if you say you are sad while you are smiling, I might inquire about what the smile is expressing. I feel that it is crucial to look at the whole person while searching for the roots of emotional and physical distress.
The Alexander Technique is a method of body focused relaxation and stress relief which relies upon the ability of the teacher to locate points of tension in the joints and muscles and then to point out various strategies for self soothing. This part of my practice is separate from my psychotherapy practice, and is not covered under the major health insurance plans. However, I am able to use my Alexander Technique training to bring a special perspective into the stress and anxiety relief work I do with my therapy clients. For more information see Alexander Technique & Psychotherapy on this site.
Providing my clients with a safe, comforting place to express their concerns and anxieties is the primary focus of my practice. I encourage you to Contact Me so that we may discuss your particular needs and how I may be able to help.
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