Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My main focus is to provide a safe space for you to openly express yourself without feeling judged. A central aim of therapy is to help you to feel more positive and capable in your own life, and to experience more joy through connection to yourself and to others. This is the foundation of my process, and it leads to more autonomy in solving one's own problems and facing challenges.
BA - Theater, State University of New York at New Paltz
MSW - Clinical Social Work, Fordham University
Art, theater, cooking, Buddhism, swimming, travel, and history.
I do a form of walking meditation and take note of the world around me.
I love to ride my bicycle, and have lately felt especially refreshed when riding along the waterfront. Swimming has also always been a way to recharge for me. Hiking in nature is another way to clear my head and appreciate the beauty of this world.
We had always had dogs and cats when I was a kid. I also managed a menagerie when I lived for a few years upstate with my father who in his retirement had assembled his own Peaceable Kingdom with one horse, one cow, one huge pig, one potbellied pig, an Egyptian goat, and a llama, as well as some chickens, geese and two rabbits.
My pets now for the last eight years are a colony of outdoor cats that I help care for with my wife.
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