Practice Specialties

Thank you for your interest in my bespoke private practice, located in the heart of Manhattan. I see clients ages 18 and up. Each session is personal and all appointments are custom fit to your individual needs.

 

My therapy specialties as a licensed clinical health psychologist include:

  • General stress reduction
  • General women’s wellness
  • Anxiety (generalized, OCD, panic, social, performance)
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain difficulties (i.e., Fibromyalgia, Migraine/Tension Headaches)
  • IBS and other chronic functional GI difficulties
  • Body image difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma

My specialties as a neuropsychologist include assessment for the following:

  • Learning and neuro-developmental difficulties (i.e., non-verbal learning disorders)
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders

My practice is influenced by many evidence-based orientations including:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of psychotherapeutic approach that is geared toward examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During treatment, one learns to reframe longstanding maladaptive patterns of thinking in order to improve coping and functionality.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT is a type of psychotherapy that involves a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, and the cultivation of a present-oriented, non-judgmental attitude called “mindfulness.”

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach which promotes psychological flexibility through teaching mindfulness practice, identifying and reconnecting with personal values, and developing acceptance of unwanted experiences which are not in one’s control.

My repertoire includes adjunctive pain management and stress-reduction techniques , including:

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a non-invasive method, which allows one to receive actual feedback from the body and therefore the ability to gain control of involuntary processes. This may include gaining voluntary control over such things as heart rate, muscle tension, blood flow, pain perception and blood pressure. Biofeedback can be used alone or as an adjunct to treat many conditions, including essential hypertension, benign heart arrhythmia, anxiety and stress, chronic pain, migraine and tension headaches.

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing, or “Belly Breathing”, is a way of breathing that utilizes the diaphragm, and allows for a fuller, slower, and more rhythmical breath. This is a technique used to reduce stress by breaking shallow patterns of breathing that use the abdomen and the chest. It works, because the breath is intimately connected to the autonomic nervous system and the mind.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a stress reduction technique that involves the systematic tension and subsequent relaxation of specific muscle groups. When this technique is practiced over time, one can learn to relax the body and thus avoid tension from building up.

Autogenic Training (AT)

Autogenic Training (AT) is a technique used to enable your body to respond to verbal commands, such as “my body feels warm, heavy and relaxed”. When practiced over time, AT allows communication between the mind and the body, and ultimately reduces chronic stress.

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery is a relaxation technique that uses words or other sounds to evoke positive images, which then beneficially affect our thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness Meditation (MM)

Mindfulness Meditation (MM) is a technique that is used to reduce stress and facilitate psychological well-being by paying attention to present moment sensations with a non-judgmental attitude.