I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the New York area. I work with individuals and couples, to help improve their quality of life and relationships. The most common issues I treat are depression, anxiety, sexual, and relationship problems. My approach is called collaborative, which means I look at my work as a partnership with each client. I don't have an authoritative or specific agenda; my goal is simply to help my clients achieve their goals.
I really get that it can be really hard to reach out for professional help. I can't even count how many times a new client call begins with the words: "I've been putting off making this call for awhile..." It's human nature to sometimes avoid the unknown or the difficult, so to help you through that, I try to make therapy as gentle as possible, while also aiming for brief treatment with observable results.
The first phone call is a short, complimentary consultation, whereby you can ask me anything you'd like to know about the work I do, and tell me as much or as little about yourself and your situation as you like. My job at that point is to let you know whether I believe I can help you, based on the work you'd like to do. If it's not what I do, I will try to offer you referrals. I believe that therapy doesn't need to begin as a commitment; I invite clients to come in for an initial session to explore what therapy can do for you, and then go home and think about whether or not you'd like to continue.