5th & Union Square West
New York 10003
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), EMDR- Levels I,II &III, Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
My training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and Group Therapy has helped many clients struggling with trauma, Out of Control Sexual Behavior or alcohol/drug linked sexual behavior.
For over 20 years I’ve worked with many clients struggling with the residual effects of various traumas, Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OSCB) or alcohol/drug linked sexual behavior. I’ve found that my training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and Group Therapy has helped clients expand their capacity to be present with themselves while experiencing emotional/physical discomfort which helps increase connections with other people.
While we might long for changes in life, making change can be painful and scary. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I will partner with you on this journey. My practice focuses on treating intimacy/relationship problems, out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB), alcohol/substance abuse, codependency/co-addiction, personality issues, trauma, anxiety/depression and career/workplace concerns. In addition, I work extensively in the LGBT community and specialize in gay men’s health and wellbeing.
I began my career with an MBA working on Wall Street. It was during that time I became interested in the human experience and how it’s possible to learn to live with discomfort while working through problems and heal from traumatic symptoms holding someone back. By helping people work on building resources needed in the present, we can uncover or get reacquainted with our own best selves. Since 1995 I’ve been practicing psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and received my MSW from Columbia University.
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I’m also trained in all 3 levels of EMDR. Both approaches focus on trauma resolution but can also be effective with many issues people face in life. In addition, I’m a Certified Group Psychotherapist, certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) which is based on attachment theory. And, I’m also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT. The treatment modalities I utilize include individual, couples & group psychotherapy.
I lead a weekly Gay Men’s Psychotherapy group which focuses on members practicing having new experiences relating to one another on a weekly basis in the here and now.
I also run a weekly group for Gay Men in recovery from OCSB and/or alcohol / drug linked sexual behavior. This group offers members an opportunity to practice relating to one another in a weekly group in the here and now while defining and working towards sexual health in their lives.