Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma
in Midtown East, Manhattan & Nassau County, Long Island
At My Therapy Space Inc., I use an integrative and individualized approach in my treatment. I utilize a range of the most current, evidence-based modalities in my psychotherapy practice, and treatment is unique to each person's specific needs.
The relationship between therapist and client is an incredibly important part of the therapeutic process. Together - we take the time to understand the causes and consequences of emotional distress, increase self-understanding, and adopt new attitudes towards life situations. We explore defining childhood occurrences that have impacted emotional functioning, challenge negative or irrational thoughts, heal long-standing wounds, come to understand how different parts of ourselves both protect us and control us, and gain positive coping skills that allow us to come back to ourselves.
At My Therapy Space Inc., I am incredibly passionate about continuing to advance and build on my knowledge and have trained in a wide range of therapeutic techniques.
Some Of My Modalities
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
IFS believes we all have "parts," sub-personalities within us that each play a role in helping us deal with life's challenges. Sometimes, these parts are wounded because of pain they've experienced and need healing. IFS therapy also believes we each have an intrinsic "self" - a wise, healing energy that lives deep within us. By connecting to this energy, we are able to heal our own wounded parts and free them from their restrictive roles.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamical Psychotherapy (AEDP)
AEDP is an approach that places emphasis and importance on the relationship between the client and therapist. By building connection and safety within that relationship, the client is able to explore and go beyond their defenses to their deepest emotions - leading to greater feelings of compassion, joy, and calm. This approach incorporates somatically experiencing our emotions - tuning into our body and healing within the nervous system.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
This treatment approach involves moving your eyes in a specific way while you process traumatic memories. This eye movement changes the way our brains interpret and process these memories, and we are able to form new insights about what we have been through. EMDR's goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
Psychodynamic therapy is the more modern take on classic Freudian psychoanalysis. In this approach, we delve into emotions, belief systems, and patterns of behavior. We explore how your childhood experiences have shaped and impacted you. We come to understand the defense mechanisms we use to help ourselves cope with difficult situations. By understanding ourselves better, we can also learn how we can improve our coping mechanisms.
Online Therapy Can Help In Uncertain Times.
FAQ About Online Therapy
Does Online Therapy Really Work?
Absolutely, and many people like it better than in-person therapy. Online therapy saves you the hassle of commuting to therapy, and often allows you to have more control of your environment. All the treatment modalities described above can be used through online therapy.
Does online therapy work as effectively as in-office therapy?
Seeing a therapist online is the next best thing to seeing one in person. Research suggests online mental health counseling is as effective as in-office therapy.
How Can My Information Be Kept Private Through Online Therapy?
Your privacy is of the utmost importance. To ensure our sessions are completely private and your digital information is secure, I use a web conferencing program that complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as a variety of international standards. You'll also want to do everything possible to make sure you are in a private space where it is unlikely you will be heard or interrupted throughout the sessions. You may also want to turn off any notifications from your computer or smartphone during sessions.
Trainings & Certifications
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Professional (CTMH)
Certificate Training in Treating Complex Trauma using Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
Certificate Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) Levels 1 & 2
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Level 1
Couples Therapy for Treating Trauma: The Gottman Method Approach
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image
Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate, MD
Polyvagal Theory in Action
Mindfulness: The Art & Science of Presence