Psychotherapy Services

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling and mood and often impacts proper daily functioning and his or her ability to relate to other people. A mental health condition is often not just a result of a single event but is rather rooted in multiple interlocking factors such as genetics, biochemical processes, childhood experiences, environment, lifestyle, and any trauma involved. Different people will experience these life conditions in their own ways, but the direct cause of most mental illnesses is unknown.

With all the modern advances in mental health and counseling advocacy, there is still some stigma attached to mental illness. Many people are undiagnosed and shy away from seeking help, scared to address some painful issues buried inside for years or to be exposed to their family or community. In reality, mental conditions are no different from physical ones and require the same careful evaluation and diligent care. They are structured on the same continuum of severity ranging from mild to moderate to the most severe. And, just like physical ailments, some will only last for a period of time, such as grief issues or stress related to losing a job; other ones are often cyclical, such as anxiety and certain types of depression, and will require periodic care during the times when the most critical factors are exacerbated; and, yet other conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are life-long and necessitate continuous mental health care and interventions. There’s no shame in admitting you’re struggling with certain emotional issues or need help coping during some stressful life events. Mental health is a part of an overall well-being and should be regarded as such in seeking assistance from a mental health professional.

As a mental health practitioner, I provide a safe environment to explore many issues affecting your psyche, daily functioning and relationships with your close people. I work with different psychodynamic, insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral techniques to create a psychotherapeutic plan based on inter-personal resolutions and accountability. I’m an eclectic therapist and pull from different modalities, such as CBT/ACT, Jungian, psychoanalytical, mindfulness-based approaches, to formulate the best course of treatment for each client.

I provide individual and couple therapy to adults and older adults. Also, on a case by case basis, I will accept an older adolescent (high school and older) who are willing to engage into extensive talk therapy and whose issues are appropriate to my expertise.

For clients outside of the NYC area or those who are home-bound due to medical or mental health conditions, I offer remote psychotherapy sessions via Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. I’ve successfully worked with many clients from different parts of the state providing virtual psychotherapy services for a variety of issues. Medical insurance is not accepted for remote services, however I offer affordable rates and discounts when appropriate.

Specialties Include:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Mindfulness-based Living
  • Couple / Marital Counseling
  • Communication and Relationship Issues
  • Stress and Coping Skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Palliative Care and Cancer
  • Bereavement and Grief Issues
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality-Based Therapy
Accepted Insurances and Payment Options:
  • AARP/United Healthcare Medicare
  • Anthem/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Optum Behavioral Health
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare
  • Any insurance with out-of-network benefits
  • Cash / Check / PayPal / Venmo

I strive to provide affordable psychotherapy rates as I believe everyone should have an access to an experienced mental health professional within their budget.  Please check with your insurance carrier for your particular mental health coverage and deductibles. For clients with out-of-network benefits, I am able to offer a courtesy electronic claim filing, or I can provide a receipt to clients wishing to file insurance claims themselves.

If you have any questions about my psychotherapy services or to schedule an initial evaluation, please feel free to use my contact form here.