33rd & 34th Streets, Midtown/Flatiron
New York, New York 10016
My many years of work with people who feel out of control about some of their behaviors have taught me that a therapeutic relationship - by helping people gain awareness of what they avoid by their behavior, and by developing a new type of attachment - with the therapist, and then, with other humans, can help them gain fuller and deeper kinds of satisfaction and meaning and this, in turn, can help them make the changes they're motivated to make.
As the years go on, I’ve realized that I have become a good deal more ‘myself’ as a therapist – meaning I present more of who I am, though only when appropriate to benefit the particular individual I’m working with. So I might talk about something that happened in my own past if it relates to what the client is discussing; I will generally answer questions about my own life; and generally I much more prize and focus on the actual relationship between me and my client. This has gone along with my own growth, as a person and as a therapist, in which I’ve realized clearly that what matters in the therapy is what works with the given person I’m with, and what is far less important is my trying to follow a given theoretical paradigm that I was taught years ago.
Master of Social Work, Masters Degree in Psychology
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Graduate, Masterson Institute for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Personality Disorders, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist