Methods of Treatment
Behavioral Techniques to aid in lifestyle changes
Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Yoga Restoration Exercises
“I listen warmly and carefully. I intervene with tact using evidence-based therapy tools. My ultimate goal is to help you understand your emotions (your self) so you can make better choices.”
Evidence-based psychotherapy research has demonstrated that the single most important factor determining successful outcomes in your therapy is building a trusting relationship with your therapist. I serve my therapy clients with evidence-based rigor as well as compassion and kindness, which are equally important. Through more than 36 years of clinical work, as well as through my doctoral studies and research work, I’ve established a solid foundation in psychotherapeutic methods and tools, and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. I offer my
clients the latest and most relevant evidence-based therapy tools that will be most helpful in each situation. At the same time, I aim to build our therapeutic relationship one session at a time, through a warm and gentle approach.
I understand that being in emotional distress is difficult; it’s not fun; and I know that learning to be more proactive instead of reactive takes commitment and patience. I’m passionate and dedicated to evidence-based psychotherapy because I have witnessed how people not only find relief from distressing emotions, but ultimately achieve the balance in life they’re seeking.
Although I work with a very varied client population I have special expertise with patients who have undergone and are planning to have Bariatric surgery and patients with eating disorders. For people suffering from obesity and/or involved with bariatric surgery, the physical as well as the psychological aspects of these conditions must be addressed. Most often ignored by healthcare professionals, the physical aspects that contribute to these disorders play an enormous role. My approach helps clients recorgnize and develop tools to address the physical aspects of these conditions, a vital step towards a succesful outcome.
While physiology plays a role, it is one's underlying behaviors and emotions that propel eating disorders. Integrating these physiological and emotional factors is an important aspect of successful treatment. Many different tools are needed in psychotherapy, including cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches.
People who are anticipating or have had bariatric surgery can benefit greatly from therapy. I have longstanding affiliations and work closely with leading bariatric surgeons in New York at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and NYU Medical Center.