Broadway and University Place, Union Square
New York 10003
LCSW (NYS #086846)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider Advanced candidate, psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the CFS
I provide a warm, comforting, safe and non-judgmental environment in which to explore whatever may be troubling you, though I'm particularly interested in - and experienced in working with - shame.
I find it helpful to think of addiction as a symptom, not just a problem. The problems that cause addiction are what I seek to treat.
I find it helpful to think of addictive behavior as compulsive, behavior in which we engage to relieve intolerable discomfort.
If you are engaged in compulsive, out-of-control, addictive behavior, I am eager to understand not just how you act out, but why – what it is in the moment that triggers the irresistible impulse, and what it is in your past that left you unable to tolerate your feelings without acting out.
Together, we will work to understand not just why you can’t stop, but also, what it is that you get out of your addiction.
No one wants to be an addict. Our challenge, together, is to understand your addiction as a coping strategy, and to develop alternative, less destructive coping strategies.