I provide goal-focused therapy and coaching for psychological issues and for marriage, family, parenting, and relationship challenges.
I use psychodynamic and CBT / DBT approaches together with leading edge techniques.
I provide leading edge therapy & coaching for psychological issues including anxiety, depression, ADD, addictions, OCD, and PTSD, and for marriage and family challenges in New City, Rockland County and Warwick, Orange County, NY. My approach with individuals, couples, and families is direct, interactive, and effective. I teach practical skills and tools while facilitating healing and growth, and use traditional and alternative methods including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (a modality of energy psychology), and forms of hypnosis and guided meditation.
Family counseling & coaching including parenting, and work with teens and pre-teens
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for trauma & anxiety
Therapy for sex and pornography addictions
ADD and ADHD therapy and coaching
Hypnosis and guided meditation
Spiritual guidance and metaphysical coaching with “The Secret” Law of Attraction and “A Course in Miracles”
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) & techniques of CBT and DBT for anxiety, OCD, depression and PTSD, and “Emotionally Focused Therapy” for couples
My approach is direct, hands-on, solution-focused, and down to earth. I will work with you and help you progress, step by step, towards attaining your goals, whether emotional, psychological, marital, family, career or job-search-related, or spiritual.
With respect to interpersonal and emotional/psychological issues, traditional psychotherapy alone so often misses the mark; in fact, it sometimes keeps people “stuck” in their problems. The traditional psychoanalytic method without practical tools simply does not work for the vast majority of people. I utilize alternative, holistic, practical approaches and teach techniques and tools to my patients and clients, both individuals and couples, for their use between sessions.
Holistic and Alternative
What do the words “holistic” and “alternative” mean in the context of therapy and relationship coaching? They mean that my work contemplates that your relationship issues are the result of a number of factors including not only the dynamics of your relationship itself, but also the individual health — of body, mind, and spirit — of each partner. Any relationship can be only as strong as each partner’s own health. So my goal is the most effective route to a healed and improved relationship and to a healed “you”.
I completed an externship in “Emotionally Focused Therapy” developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, which is considered by many to be the most successful approach to couples counseling in the world today. EFT is one of the best documented, most substantive, and well-researched approaches to couples therapy; it stands as one of the best validated couples interventions in North America. EFT has achieved an astounding 75 percent success rate, with 86 percent of couples reporting feeling happier in their relationships. This is in stark comparison to other forms of couples therapy which have been shown in studies to be only about 35 percent effective in healing relationships.
I was featured on Lifetime TV in which I released and introduced my CD, “Peeling the Onion & Mending Your Marriage.” All of the tracks of this CD are now available beginning with the Introductory Track, here.