How to Handle A Toxic Parent
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Finding the right therapist is one of the most important factors in successful therapy. If you have made the decision to pursue therapy, I’m willing to meet for a session at no charge so you can make a more informed decision.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to support you in becoming more satisfied with your life. I believe therapy can benefit everyone, and at its best can provide life changing benefits. It not only seeks to alleviate emotional pain, but opens us to discovering our strengths. In the words of Joseph Campbell, “We are all seeking the rapture of being alive”.
I bring a combination of academic and clinical training, professional experience and life experience to my practice. I am passionate about helping clients connect more deeply with themselves and others. This profession is my life’s calling.
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During college I rode the city bus to volunteer at a shelter for abused women. More often than not, a stranger would sit next to me and strike up a conversation – they’d open up about their lives and their problems. I always listened and sometimes gave basic advice. It was as if they knew that helping others was my passion.
Now, as a psychotherapist, I have dedicated my life to guiding and supporting others to feel content and satisfied at each stage of their life. Everyone can benefit from therapy: it can alleviate emotional pain, provide a safe and encouraging space to discover your strengths, and result in life-changing benefits.
My approach is warm and compassionate, utilizing a combination of academic and clinical training along with professional and life experience to support each client’s unique situation. Women who suffer from a variety of self-esteem issues and young adults in their 20s and early 30s transitioning into adulthood benefit from gaining self-confidence in a safe, therapeutic setting. Couples seeking to repair their relationship can succeed when they are able to gain the direction and communication skills needed to work through their current challenges.
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Prior to starting a family, I earned a Masters in clinical social work and treated a variety of complex issues, including: eating disorders in teenagers and adults, teenagers with high-risk behaviors, mental health issues in adults, chronically ill children and challenging family struggles. These issues continue to be a part of my practice today.
Perhaps you’ve considered talking to a professional about your struggles. Perhaps you’re in therapy but feel stuck. Perhaps you lack faith in yourself. By looking at this site, you have already taken the most important step.
Feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment
Phone: (914) 589-6629
Email: [email protected]
88 West Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 7pm
Weekends available by appt.