As a therapist in New York for approximately 20 years, I’ve worked in hospitals and school settings, addiction treatment centers, mental health clinics, and my private practice. Throughout my clinical experience, I’ve worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. In many of these settings, I was also a clinical supervisor for psychology doctoral students.
Whether I’m working with my colleagues, supervisees or clients, I believe a key ingredient in fostering change and growth is creating a collaborative relationship. The feedback I’ve received is that my clients find me to be supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate, easy to talk to, perceptive, honest, challenging and, at times, humorous. I am always looking to be authentic and I take great pride in knowing that people experience our relationship in these ways. This is the tone I want to set for our work together. It is through cultivating a relationship rooted in these qualities that insight, skill development, acceptance, and change can emerge and be sustained.