One of the most impactful lessons learned is twofold. First, with individuals, never assume anything. Two, every situation and every person we meet can teach us something about life., our job and even about ourselves..
Success in therapy begins with the honest commitment to recognize what one is dealing with, be open to the tools to manage it and be able to demonstrate it by making appropriate and healthy decisions. One should have the ability to verbalize all thoughts and feelings where appropriate. One must not continue to take the same path and expect to end up in a different place. The person should have a better ability to be aware of all of her/his thoughts and feelings, be able to verbalize them when appropriate and necessary and make good decisions. People should also have an ability to manage depressed feelings, anxiety and day to day stress and conflicts. Be happy.
The key component is having the therapeutic connection between therapist and client. No matter how well a therapist is trained or what degree(s) is held, there must be an empathic connection understanding of the person and the uniqueness that an individual brings to the therapy . The therapist must be able to walk in the client's shoes for successful treatment. The client should feel that the therapist is not only professionally prepared , but also has an empathic appreciation of the person in therapy.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Divorce & separation
Separation and divorce can trigger a range of mental health challenges, even when the split is mutually agreed upon. Prolonged challenges can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and more.
Medical professionals' mental health
Many medical professionals have extremely difficult jobs. When the result of one’s work is a matter of life or death, stress is typical. Medical professionals’ mental health is oftentimes impacted by experiencing vicarious trauma, working long hours, feeling underpaid or unappreciated, and believing that the well-being of others is more important than their own. This may lead toward distress, compromised performance, resentment, poor mental and/or physical health, and burnout.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Autism spectrum disorder
A developmental disability that impacts communication and behavior. Onset typically occurs during early childhood, but an individual may be diagnosed at any point in life. Severity of the disorder varies along a spectrum. Accordingly, challenges associated with verbal and nonverbal communication, interpersonal interactions, and restricted/repetitive behaviors vary as well.
Young Adults (18-24)
NCPsyA, NAAP national board certified psychoanalyst
CPsyT, verified psychoanalyst ASPT
Program curriculum completion in psychoanalysis, Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis
FL MCAP, certified substance abuse
IC RC International Certification Substance Abuse
NJ, Psychoanalyst, 48PA00004000
VT, Psychoanalyst, 098.0000174
Ph.D. clinical psychology, GC NYC
MA psychology, CGI, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
BA Psychology, Montclair State University
AA liberal arts, Miami Dade University
In my 20 plus years of experience, I have been fortunate enough to have worked in a number of capacities that have strengthened my ability to work as a therapist treating adults and children. My background includes being the clinical director of a small mental health practice, clinical director for a substance abuse facility, consultant for a child care business operating in five states and as a supervising and training analyst. for candidates seeking certification as a psychoanalyst. Through this work history I have had exposure to many different styles and treatment modalities, not only psychoanalysis. I have been able to incorporate these experiences in to my treatment modality.
Remote Therapy, NJ