frequently asked questions
How to find a therapist in NYC?
It can be a challenge when you begin to search for a therapist in New York City or for a psychotherapist who is open to working remotely or online. It’s helpful to have a sense of your schedule and personal needs. For instance, if you are an expat, travel frequently or already work long hours, commuting to your therapist can disrupt your day and interruptions can interfere with successful treatment. That said, many people work best face to face, and for some mental health concerns, in-person is the safest option. Healthier, high-functioning individuals looking for solutions to problems or those who are in transition or a crisis can certainly benefit from weekly, online therapy.
What kind of therapy do you practice?
I am a psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapist who helps clients gain insight and self-awareness, understand unhelpful defense mechanisms, as well as unearth conflicts that are creating obstacles and interfering with personal satisfaction. Additionally, I have advanced, post-graduate training in high-level coaching techniques, EMDR therapy and somatic therapies, Mindfulness, attachment-focused therapies, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT skills and couples therapy techniques that I regularly integrate into our work together. Using an integrative psychotherapy approach with clients has yielded the best results in my own private practice.
Where are you located?
Wherever you are, in Manhattan or from the comfort and convenience of your home, office or hotel. For your convenience, my practice is conducted in Manhattan when I’m in town or online via a HIPPA-compliant videoconference platform called Simple Practice. Whether you are sick, parenting, stuck in meetings, finishing a deadline or traveling in the US or internationally, all you need is a reliable internet connection and a quiet place to talk.
Is Online therapy for me?
Virtual therapy or teletherapy is a sound option if you can’t commit to weekly or regular in-person sessions. It’s perfect for clients in transition or have a personal crisis such as professional stressors, separation or divorce, parenting concerns, relationship concerns, loss or family tragedy, feeling “stuck” or seeking short-term, problem solving support. It’s also a great option for high-profile clients who do not want to be seen in a professional office space. It’s not the right option for those with serious mental illness or for individuals who become easily dysregulated or who experience dissociation as a result of trauma. For individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression or severe alcohol and drug use, working with a therapist who can meet in-person is the appropriate level of care.
What about fees and insurance?
My standard fee is $200/45 minutes or $250/60 minutes. I am often able to do extended or double sessions. I am an out-of-network provider which means if you live in New York I can provide you with a statement so that you can get reimbursed for your sessions. You will need to speak with your provider to determine if this is an option for you.
How long will therapy take?
That depends on the nature of your difficulties and concerns and your personal motivation. Therapy and coaching works best when sessions are regular and consistent. Building an alliance of safety and trust is a very important aspect of psychotherapy and healing. You may run away from therapy if something scares you or you feel that you’ve done the work you need to do for now. If you had a positive experience with counseling, then in the future you will be in a good position to resume again either with the therapist you terminated with or move on to work with someone new and different.
What kind of concerns do you address in therapy or coaching?
Feeling “stuck” in one’s life or without purpose
Understanding held beliefs such as “I’m not enough” or “I don’t deserve…”
Fear of failure or fear of success
Spiritual concerns, shadow work + energetic blocks
Hormone imbalances, chronic pain, medical diagnosis + autoimmune disorders
Crisis counseling, stress, transitions + life/balance challenges
Guilt + shame issues
Recovery from narcissistic abuse
Coaching for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP
Mild depression, SAD, situational depression, chronic sadness
Relationship concerns, patterns, communication
Performance blocks, perfectionism, negative self-image + self-sabotage
Personal empowerment + identification of needs
Goal attainment + creating a plan to move forward with your goals
Gaining resources + tools to support a healthier lifestyle
Support for abstinence following addiction treatment
Loss + bereavement
VIP, celebrity + high-profile clients
Divorce + separation