The first session is about getting to know you, your family history, and the dysfunctional patterns which led you to seek therapy.
I believe that we are all sensitive, vulnerable, beings who need compassion and presence. I provide a calm compassionate place for my clients to feel safe and be heard while they untangle and process through dysfunctional patterns.
I am a big proponent of self-care. I encourage my clients to take really good care of themselves and I practice the same for myself. I derive my strength and inspiration from various world renown speakers, continuous research, a commitment to personal growth, yoga practice, and meditation.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Binge eating disorder
Entails recurrent episodes of eating to the point of excess, even when feeling full and uncomfortable. Feelings of shame and guilt oftentimes occur after each episode, leading toward emotional distress. There are serious physical health implications as well.
Body image issues
Due to continued exposure to images of “normal” or “desired” body types, people can develop a range of positive or negative emotions about their appearance causing anxiety, depression, or eating disorders.
Involves episodes of binge eating and purging through behavior including self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, fasting, and over-exercising. Indications can include suddenly leaving for the bathroom after a meal and loss of tooth enamel.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Reiki I and II
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
NY, LCSW, 088854-01
Masters Degree in Social Work, MSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families. I have a unique background in the medical field, home education, nutrition, and addictions through my work in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, home-based care, education, addiction treatment programs, medical offices, and private practice. I combine my knowledge and expertise to assist my clients in achieving a sense of physical and emotional wellbeing through an eclectic approach of mindfulness, self-awareness, and integration.
Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, 12065, NY