How I work with Clients
I believe that a therapist’s strength lies in an ability to tailor his or her approach to the needs of each patient. Some people need help with specific problems (e.g., a fear of heights or a tendency to procrastinate), while others look for a broader change. It could be that a more focused problem is successfully addressed in just a few sessions. A deeper change, on the other hand, may only be achieved through systematic reflection and introspection, in a concerted effort to gain insight into one’s being, which, needless to say, takes a while. The length and depth of treatment, therefore, depend entirely on the severity of the symptoms or the individual goals of each patient. I try to recognize these distinctions and be flexible in my work.
With patients who suffer from such problems as acute anxiety, panic, or a phobia, I may use a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices. To help those whose problems are broader in nature or affect more areas of their daily life, I might draw on insight-oriented and/or existential approaches to therapy. Most often, elements of different theoretical frameworks can be successfully combined in psychotherapy. Regardless of the issues we work on, however, I encourage all my patients to make meditation an essential part of their lives and share what I know about various meditation techniques. Ultimately, meditation is one of the best ways to overcome not just anxiety or depression, but to cultivate wholeness in both body and mind.
116 Magnolia Ave
Tenafly, New Jersey, 07670
School: New York University
Degree: MA in Clinical Social Work
School: Binghamton University
Degree: BA in History
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