How do you pick a therapist in NYC or abroad?
Finding a therapist can feel overwhelming, especially if you are already working 60+ hours a week or if you don’t even know what to look for in a psychotherapist and there are so many different options here in NYC. If you live internationally, the options can seem more limited by language or lack of local providers, so how do you choose a virtual therapist? Whether this is your first time or you’ve been in therapy before but are looking for a different approach, I want you to get a sense for what it is like to work with me. My clients work hard during their time with me and often experience “light bulb” moments outside of our time together, while navigating daily life. Those realizations in the moment, which result from the therapeutic work we’ve done together, help my clients to connect in healthier, deeper ways than they would have previously, even when – especially when – it was profoundly difficult to do.
A good therapist should help you utilize your own power more effectively
I am consistently amazed by the capacity of people who have excelled in their lives, academically and in the workforce, to use therapy to redirect their power towards addressing challenges they experience in their personal lives. Every day, I work online with people in NYC and abroad who are striving to deepen marital relationships or separate from toxic ones, connecting with a healthy partner for the first time, thriving despite ongoing difficulties with infertility or other family-building endeavors, growing their capacity to manage anxiety or depression, taking agency to live lives they love no matter where they are geographically, or navigating the competing needs of a demanding career and a growing family.
More about me
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NY license number R077035) with the "R" psychotherapy privilege which indicates advanced training and experience specifically in providing psychotherapy. I maintain a boutique online therapy practice where I specialize in helping dynamic, intelligent, driven people, like you, to develop stronger, more sustainable personal connections and agency to live lives they love.
Some people find it helpful to know more about my training and experience. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Smith College. I completed my master's degree in clinical social work at New York University and pursued an additional master's degree in psychoanalysis at New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. I have advanced clinical training from NYU, the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and the Ackerman Institute, and an advanced Level II Certification from the TeleBehavioral/TeleMental Health Institute, an industry leader in continuing education for online/virtual psychotherapy. I am an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, a Professional Member of RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association, and I am an American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Certified Mental Health Professional. I am the former Clinical Supervisor for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital affiliated Community Healthcare Network and I have been in practice for 12 years.