Acknowledging that you need support and reaching out for help is a courageous step toward healing. I am deeply committed to empowering individuals to overcome the demoralizing cycle of repeated treatment episodes during times of crisis. Every collaboration begins with a thorough trauma-informed and culturally sensitive evaluation of what brings you to therapy. Together, we will work in-depth to find a lasting solution that addresses the basis of your challenges, whether it is a long-standing condition, you are facing a life transition, or you are just feeling stuck. We can address the underlying factors perpetuating your difficulties through a comprehensive and in-depth approach, providing a pathway toward lasting resolution and recovery. Even in biologically based mental conditions, you can achieve positive changes, improving well-being and finding a brighter future. You can move past coping to resolution!
I can help you claim restored vitality, authenticity, better relationships, healthier boundaries, a firmer and more positive identity, better self-esteem, and an improved mood. As a skilled psychologist with advanced training and experience, I am here to provide the support you need. We can delve into the complexities of what is getting in the way of being your most authentic self and resolve them.
These are some of the things I have advanced training and experience in treating…
Anxiety symptoms can be draining and distressing, overwhelming you with worry, fear, unease, and physical symptoms of tension. Whether you’re dealing with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or panic attacks, I am here to help you find renewed well-being. We can address your needs and challenges with strategies from Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Overcoming depression symptoms can be daunting because they present themselves in many different ways, but you don’t have to go through them alone. I can provide a safe space for you to express your feelings and work towards restoring joy and fulfillment in your life. I offer a compassionate and supportive setting where you can share your feelings and reclaim joy. While clinical depression might have biological roots, its grip can be loosened by understanding and resolving the emotional complexities accumulated over time. Together, we can find your path.
Managing the highs and lows of bipolar disorder can be challenging. However, you can find stability with effective therapy. We’ll explore strategies to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder and nurture emotional resilience. I will coordinate care with your psychiatrist and other professionals you may see. If you need referrals for additional care, I will help you to find quality resources based on years of practice in Morris County and lengthy collaboration with other professionals in the area. Rest assured. You won’t face this alone. I’ll be by your side, providing support as you work towards lasting well-being.
Trauma and PTSD
Experiencing trauma can leave scars that affect your daily life by limiting your functioning at home, work, and play. You may have experienced the trauma of combat, abuse, an accident, a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, a refugee experience, or something else that overwhelmed you. I have treated people who survived all those and found a way to heal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can manifest itself in intrusive memories, flashbacks, avoidance, sleep problems or other physical symptoms, a chronically distressed mood or over-reactivity, or the opposite: numbness, making it difficult to handle everyday challenges. Through specialized trauma therapy, I can assist you in processing your experiences and finding strength in resolving your symptoms.
Chronic Pain and Illness
Living with chronic pain or a life-altering illness can be an overwhelming experience that affects the body, mind, and emotions. Psychotherapy offers a safe and supportive place for individuals to navigate these challenges, fostering emotional resilience and improving overall well-being.
Years of working in university hospital-based pain management centers and rehabilitation hospital centers taught me specialized approaches to psychotherapy that acknowledges the complex interplay between physical symptoms and psychological responses. Personalized sessions teach you how to manage your relationship with pain, develop pain management strategies, and address emotional distress. By understanding the mind-body connection, clients can reduce anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation often accompanying chronic conditions.
Adjusting to an illness involves grieving for the life that was and accepting the new reality. My psychotherapy services provide a platform to explore these emotions, promoting a sense of empowerment and control. Clients discover ways to set realistic goals, manage expectations, and rebuild a meaningful life within the context of their condition.
LGBTQ+ An Inclusive and Supportive Environment
I’m committed to providing specialized therapy services tailored to the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients. I’m an ally, educated, and trained in LGBTQIA+-specific needs, so you can confidently navigate your path to well-being and self-acceptance with me. My services include support for identity exploration, coming out, gender transition, and coping with discrimination or homophobia. We will build a safe, accepting, and affirming space where you can feel understood and supported.
Addressing Fertility, Postpartum Depression, and Adoption Concerns
As an experienced psychologist, I am committed to helping you overcome life’s obstacles. My expertise also extends to understanding the challenges of fertility, postpartum depression, and adoption concerns, including attachment anxiety, pre-adoption and post-adoption counseling, and support for search and reunion. I offer my support and guidance if you are navigating the complexities of starting a family or managing an adoption.
I understand your path in life is unique, and I am committed to tailoring the therapeutic process to fit your needs. We will explore the underlying factors contributing to your emotional struggles through a comprehensive and compassionate approach and work toward meaningful healing and growth.
Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with me; you don’t have to face life’s challenges alone. Let’s embark on this journey together.