At certain points in our lives we need help to see ourselves more clearly and understand how to enrich our lives. I work to understand what is going on and develop a process with you, encouraging you to turn towards issues rather than away from them.
In my 15 years of private practice, I have used a compassionate and customized approach with each individual. I work together with patients to evaluate what is needed and determine the best plan for your particular needs, leading to a therapeutic approach that feels right and possible.
Articulating what’s on your mind is the first step toward feeling better. How did you arrive at this juncture in your life, and how do you make a shift toward feeling stronger?
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Manhattan Therapist and licensed clinical psychologist offering short- and long-term psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and child therapy with an emphasis on creative play therapy.
Manhattan Therapist has a Certificate in Psychoanalysis, NYU Post Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology, writing her dissertation on imaginary companions in childhood. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University.
Manhattan Therapistl also mentors developing therapists with supervision as well as structure and encouragement for their writing process. She has been a Group Facilitator of the Two By Two Program at the 14th Street Y, working with parents of preschoolers through the first school experience, a developmental milestone for both parents and children. She has been quoted on parenting issues in Psychology Today, has blogged on childhood issues, has published academic articles in Psychoanalytic Review, Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (JICAP) and has presented at professional conferences. Her unique background includes living in Asia. Her interest in contemplative studies has led her to an inquiry into mindfulness, meditation and its applicability to working with difficult emotions. She is on the Faculty of the Contemplative Studies Project of New York where she teaches contemplative approaches to reading and writing poetry. Dedicated to social action, Manhattan Therapist is co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of The Fostering Connection, an organization promoting the use psychotherapy as an agent of social change.
Working with a variety of patients and age groups, I use a flexible therapeutic style that draws from several major theoretical approaches to psychotherapy. I work to understand the health of each individual and the particular juncture in life presenting the challenge with the goal of achieving flexibility to change and grow.
I use a flexible therapeutic style that draws from several major theoretical approaches to psychotherapy. I work to understand the health of each individual and the particular juncture in life presenting the challenge with the goal of achieving flexibility to change, grow, and move onto the next phase of life. I focus on individual strengths and talents in addition to struggles.
My expertise includes:
- Adult and adolescent psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
- Child play therapy with creative arts materials
- Parent guidance, identifying the complicated feelings that emerge in parenthood and working to understand yourself and your child
- Guiding families in transition: developmental challenges as children and parents navigate dependency and autonomy, arrival of siblings, and children emerging as independent adults.
I provide all the necessary paperwork for my clients to be reimbursed by their insurance provider. The majority of my clients receive some form of reimbursement form their insurance. Please call your insurance provider to determine your coverage.
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
Cash and check accepted for payment at the time of service.
$200 – 275 Per Session
Privacy & Confidentiality
Your privacy is important to me and is protected by Federal and State Laws as well as Professional Ethics. The matter of privacy and ethics is also the cornerstone and foundation of trust in our relationship. However, there are some legal exceptions to confidentiality; where I would be bound by law and ethics to take steps to protect you or another individual.
These exceptions include:
1) Where there is a reasonable suspicion of child abuse/neglect or elder adult abuse/neglect
2) Where there is a reasonable suspicion that you may present a danger of violence to others
3) Where there is a reasonable suspicion that you are likely to harm yourself unless protective measures are taken