Welcome to
Sentient Psychotherapy!

I'm a licensed, mindfulness-based therapist in New York City

currently providing

online therapy during this

social distancing period.

Please reach out today.

"May all sentient beings 

be happy and free

of suffering"

- Guatama Buddha

What I Bring to Therapy

I aim to provide a warm, professional and safe space where you can feel free to express yourself 

while learning to better handle your emotional or psychological pain and develop the skills to make

positive changes in your life.  Using an emotion-focused approach, mindfulness and compassion,

we will work together to improve your psychological flexibility and address the ways in which your attitudes towards

yourself and others may be getting in the way of your happiness and well-being. 

             Whether you're experiencing symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, psychedelic integration, relationship or career issues,                              I implement a nonjudgmental approach with open curiosity, as well as behavioral interventions to help interrupt habitual

and often self-sabotaging tendencies. Accepting and working with - not against - our own difficulties is the starting point.

 

I hold advanced degrees in Mental Health Counseling, Human Development and Gender Studies, and am trained in ACT, CBT,

existential, and brief psychodynamic modalities. I am certified in LGBTQ Clinical Foundations from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and IHI Therapy Center, and have received trainings on Adult Attachment in Psychotherapy with David Wallin, Ph.D., and sexuality and couples’ clinical issues at the Ackerman Institute. I am currently training in Psychedelic Integration therapy with Fluence.

 

Outside the office, I am an adjunct professor at CUNY Brooklyn College where I teach Mental Health Counseling graduate students.

What You Bring to Therapy

If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect from the process. Here are a few tips to help you get the most of your therapy:

 

  • Be willing to commit to weekly sessions for the duration of your treatment. Just like medication, therapy works best when “taken as prescribed,” and that’s once a week.

  • Look for “goodness of fit” in your therapist. Do you feel comfortable, accepted and safe in your therapist’s office? Is your therapist culturally sensitive and open to your feedback? A quality relationship between client and therapist will help you improve more than any other factor. Honor your experience and seek a therapist who’s a good fit for you.

  • Therapy is going to address your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Therapy works by helping clients create within themselves the conditions for growth, healing and change. Remaining open and receptive to the process will more likely, over time, help you finally feel free.

Services I Offer

Individual Therapy

Make Like a Flower and Bloom

I am here to serve you in the best ways I can. By inviting and encouraging you to show up honestly, courageously, emotionally and relationally in therapy, you will quickly develop the inner resources and behavioral skills to manage your difficulties and create the meaningful life you desire. I work well with straight-identified men and women, as well as BIPOC and LGBTQ individuals. I meet you where you’re at and help guide you to where you want to go. I appreciate your trust and vulnerability in the process.

Couples Therapy

Be Willing to Change

There’s few things worse than feeling trapped, miserable, misunderstood and alone inside our closest relationships. Couples therapy can be very helpful to recalibrate your relationship and get you and your partner reconnected. In my work with straight and LGBTQ couples, I address sexual and communication issues, gender and power dynamics, attachment-related issues, and family work-life balance. Don’t expect couples therapy to change your partner; be willing to change yourself.

Contact Me

I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

148 Madison Avenue #600
New York, NY 10016

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