I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Merrick, New York. While I enjoy contributing to psychology in many different ways, therapy is my passion. Therapy, or psychotherapy, is a type of treatment for mental health disorders that focuses on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I work with clients presenting with various concerns, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, depression, and anxiety. The goals of therapy generally include reducing your current symptoms, increasing insight into your past and how it affects you today, developing coping skills and tools to deal with stress and other negative emotions, and improving your relationships.
As a psychologist, I provide individual therapy to teens and adults. My areas of practice include:
- Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, like postpartum depression and anxiety
- Grief and loss
- Relationship issues
Telehealth or telemedicine refers to medical or psychological services that are provided using technology, such as through phone or a video platform. I provide therapy services both in-person and via telehealth. I find that telehealth works better for some patients who may have greater difficulty getting to sessions or who feel more comfortable in the comfort of their own home.
If you would like to meet through telehealth, it is important that you have a private space that is quiet and free from distractions. I also recommend that you check your internet connection beforehand to help ensure that everything is working properly.
How it works
If you are interested in becoming a new patient, we will initially meet for a diagnostic evaluation. This is a 60 minute session that focuses on gathering information about your presenting problem, background, and goals for the future. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the therapy process. If we both feel that we are a good fit for one another, we will agree on a treatment plan and goals. Once a plan is established, I typically see clients weekly for 45 minute sessions.
I understand that childcare can often be a barrier to new parents getting help. If childcare poses an issue, you are welcome to bring your baby to session. I can provide a warm environment and some props to help make it a more comfortable experience for you and your baby. Telehealth is also another option in these cases.
Making the decision to reach out for help is a big step! I applaud you for taking action to better your mental health.