I offer in person therapy, phone therapy , and video conferencing to give you the most convenient options for treatment
I work with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. I use a variety of evidence based interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy and mindfulness training to provide treatment that meets your personal needs
Working with me you can expect down-to-earth conversations that lead to real change. You may feel relief after the first session. Together we will find your strengths and learn to use them to handle anything the World throws your way.
It can seem natural to worry. When faced with the unknown, and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, it’s understandable why so many continue to feel isolated, depressed or anxious, or are self medicating to deal with these feelings. But using drugs or alcohol (or sex, or food, or shopping, etc.) only provides temporary relief. There is another way. And therapy can help.
In conjunction with Creative Arts Therapies, I use many evidence based forms of psychotherapy including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness and EFT (emotional freedom tapping) to provide you with the tools you can use in your daily life to manage your symptoms . I will offer encouragement and support to help you identify your strengths , explore your coping skills, and find hope and meaning in life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. Through mindfulness, meditation and creative arts therapies I will guide you through the process of grief and healing.
If you or someone you love suffers from addictions, your life can seem unmanageable. Attempts at control can seem futile. I believe there are many different paths to recovery.Together we will find the right path for you to free yourself from the disease of addiction and find peace of mind.
Members of the LGBTQIA+ community are at a disproportionate risk of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD. Finding help for issues in relationships, parenting, sexual problems and workplace discrimination can be challenging.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can explore your sexual orientation and/or gender expression, and learn coping skills to manage symptoms of mental ‘unwellness”. Therapy can provide you with the support and encouragement you need in your journey of self acceptance, and help to improve your self esteem that you may thrive and live authentically.
I believe there's more than one path to recovery. Together we will explore different approaches and find the treatment that works best for you. I am passionate about healing through creative arts therapy, and have first hand experience of the transformative powers of expressing and discovering myself through art and music.
It is my belief that our souls want us to heal and be whole, and that there is a conspiracy of 'good' in our lives that supports our journey to wellness.
I am a licensed board certified Creative Arts Therapist and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. I have Advanced DBT skills and training in CBT and Trauma Informed Care and can provide you with the skills you need to get through whatever life throws at you. I also employ a variety of holistic interventions like meditation , yoga and mindfulness to help you stay grounded throughout your day. I have extensive training in the treatment of addictions and codependency with a special focus on Adult Children of Alcoholics. Together we will find the path to recovery that works best for you. We will work on integrating all the parts of yourself to live as your most authentic self. My goal is to help you find peace of mind.
"I don't know how to draw. "
Art therapy does not require any art skills. It's about associations with color, and form, and creating images that represent your inner life and have personal symbolic meaning to you.
"Can therapy help me"?
Being able to admit and articulate your concerns is the beginning of your healing process. Venting your feelings and expressing opinions with a supportive listener can improve your self esteem, provide insight, and help you find solutions .
"What's this going to cost me?"
I accept Cigna Insurance. I also offer a sliding scale depending on your income and situation. Most therapy sessions are between $75 and $150 for 45 minutes.
"I know what needs to be done. I just have to do it."
Exactly. Without support and motivation following through can be challenging. Therapy can help you clarify your goals, identify obstacles, and create strategies to help you achieve your desires.
I'm pleased to announce that Art and Soul Therapy has moved to a new office located at 631 Montauk Highway, Suite#6, West Islip, NY 11795.
Please contact me today if you have any questions. I will respond within 24 hours.
631 Montauk Highway, Suite #6 , West Islip, NY 11795
Tues to Thurs : Phone sessions and tele-conferencing sessions only.
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 7:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday: 1:00PM - 5:00 PM