Specializing in trauma recovery, New York, NY
If you are struggling with the aftereffects of trauma, there is hope. People can and do recover. You may never forget what happened, but the trauma can lose its haunting power, and you can rebuild your life.
Human beings are remarkably resilient. We thrive despite overwhelming challenges. We find hope in the face of painful life events. Sometimes we can use our inner strengths or our ties to our communities to heal. Sometimes we can benefit from a professional’s guidance.
For more than a decade, I have had the privilege of witnessing adults recover in the aftermath of life-threatening events, sexual violation, and devastating loss. My expertise is using brief, evidence-based psychotherapies to help people do just this.
In addition to my work with trauma survivors and people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I have extensive experience helping those who are unsatisfied with their lives, who have relationship troubles, or who are struggling with life transitions and loss. Regardless of what brings you to counseling, we can help you become less ruled by fear, anger, guilt, and shame.
Seeking help takes tremendous courage. It is also a sign that you are ready to decrease the power negative emotions have over you. When it works, counseling decreases the role the past and your emotions play in making decisions and running your life.
Counseling can be uncomfortable. But it can also be profoundly rewarding and transformative. Because it involves discussing painful topics, it is important to find a therapist you can grow to trust. Prior to scheduling a first appointment, I offer a free phone consultation where we can see if I am the right match for you. When we meet, we will work together to help you clarify your goals and chart a course to get there. I can help you:
- Learn skills to interrupt negative thoughts
- Decrease the hold negative emotions have on you
- Break destructive relationship patterns
- Build, or rebuild, a sense of self-esteem