your true self.
Finding the right fit with a therapist is key to creating meaningful change. You may have tried therapy in the past and felt dissatisfied or stuck. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about trying therapy and don’t know where to start. It’s simple: we start where you’re at. Engaging in therapy is a mutual commitment. An ongoing process of looking outward and inward. It’s hard work—yet you already possess the tools to feel better.
My goal as your therapist is to help you recognize your innate strengths. We’ll identify areas of your life where you may suffer, feel uncomfortable and unseen. Together, we’ll work to increase your capacity to cope with difficult emotions and relationships. By becoming aware of your feelings, you're more in control of your behavior.
About My Practice
I provide talk therapy to adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds, identities, ages, and lived experiences. Based in New York, I collaborate with psychiatrists, nutritionists and medical providers to develop a holistic approach to your care.
Areas of focus include:
- stress, anxiety and depression
- career changes and life transitions
- relationship issues and family conflict
- perinatal mental health
- artists and creative professionals
I specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating, and integrate concrete interventions and goals with exploration and curiosity.
My approach derives from years of working both outside the psychotherapy world and in it. I use a psychodynamic framework, meaning I’m interested in how your past impacts your present. Though your history is important, I emphasize the here and now, and what interpersonal patterns may emerge in our therapeutic relationship. I incorporate various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice and somatic techniques, as appropriate.
I hold a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked as a writer, editor and producer of books, magazines and documentary films. As a career changer, I came to mental health work through an unconventional path and my perspective is informed by a wide range of professional experiences.
What to Expect
I see clients in person and remotely via virtual sessions (telemedicine). My practice is based in the Flatiron area of New York City. I am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the state of New York as a clinical social worker (LCSW) under license number 089178.
Our first meeting lasts an hour. I usually recommend three sessions to complete a full assessment to learn more about you. We'll then decide together if it feels like a good fit.
Therapy sessions are 45-minutes and typically occur on a weekly basis (or more frequently depending on your treatment plan).
Health Insurance Reimbursement
I am an out-of-network provider of psychotherapy and do not participate in any insurance panels. Your plan may include out-of-network benefits for mental or behavioral health, in which case you can submit a claim to possibly be reimbursed for my services. I can provide you with a billing statement (also called a “superbill”) to facilitate this process.
If you’re unsure about whether you have coverage and need help determining eligibility, ask your insurance provider these questions:
- Do I have out-of-network coverage for outpatient psychotherapy (CPT Code 90834 or 90834-95 for Telehealth)?
- Do I have a deductible and how much is it? Has any of it been met this year?
- Do I have a coinsurance amount once my deductible is met?
Please fill out the form below or call me today so we can discuss your interest in therapy. Do not include confidential information regarding your health condition in this form: it is for general questions or messages only.