An approach that taps into the power of the mind body and emotions to unlock change from within
Sometimes words are not enough and talk therapy is not the only way. I integrate talk therapy with a broad spectrum of experiential techniques such as focusing, sensory, and somatic based psychotherapy to facilitates integration of mind, body, emotions and soul to go beyond symptom reduction to foster long-lasting healing transformation. I treat children, adolescent, young adults and their family. Adults are seen on a case by case basis.
I treat clients with general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, phobia, panic disorder, OCD, agoraphobia, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, emotional dysregulation, social challenges, learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorder, bipolar and related disorders, chronic medical issues, pain management, conversion disorder, sleep disorders including insomnia, attachment issues, pre and post adoption, anger management, stress management, executive functioning problems, and women issues. I also treat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and Early Intervention (EI).
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP), Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS), Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), trained in Yale Medicine Child Study Center SPACE Program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), and an expressive therapist. I hold a MA degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an additional MA degree in Exceptional Education. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in community settings, schools, and outpatient mental-health clinics. My practice is based on neuroscience research. The American Psychotherapy Association and the American Association of Integrative Medicine recognized my achievements and I received designations of Diplomate and Fellow.
I view the body, mind, heart, and spirit as being integrally connected. This perspective has led me to continuous post-graduate training in the latest evidence-based neuroscience research techniques that can help speed up the healing process and facilitate mind-brain changes in people of all ages. Research in the fields of affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology affirm the integration of the modalities that I use with my clients. I have been fortunate to witness how neuroplasticity comes into action with the most challenging clients of all ages.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, transformative, emotion-focused, and relational using the most advanced evidence based therapeutic techniques. I offer a range of therapeutic modalities to provide each client with a rich set of resources for healing. Cutting edge research in the field of neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology affirm that the integration of the modalities that I apply in my practice build resilience and open new dimensions for healing. Resilience is not a trait that you either have or do not have; it is a set of strategies that can be learned and practiced.
Most therapeutic approaches leave the body out of the equation. I believe that mind body integration is crucial for the healing process and therefore I treat the whole person integrating all parts of the authentic self. I specialize in applying an integrative-holistic therapeutic framework to psychotherapy and mental health. It facilitates deep and meaningful therapeutic process leading to lasting results in significantly less time
Trauma is often stored in the non-language parts of the brain that cannot be accessed by traditional talk therapy alone. Integrative psychotherapy combines talk therapy with somatic oriented techniques to address the entire person, tapping into areas where trauma is stored unlocking deeply rooted pervasive wounds that complex trauma leaves behind. My unique integrative approach goes beyond symptom reduction and moves toward transformation that allows healing to take place leading to post-traumatic growth. The brilliance of integrative psychotherapy is the ability to directly intervene by developing new neural pathways and behaviors that provide alternative ways of responding to the environment without getting stuck in the habits of the past.
In addition to my regular office, I have a dedicated therapeutic-activity room for my clients with special needs where they activate their whole self by engaging both mind and body. I employ a broad spectrum of experiential sensory-based therapeutic modalities to maximize cognitive social and emotional outcomes. I specialize in applying mind-body oriented psychotherapy to help my clients live more meaningful life by integrating heart mind body emotions and soul in the therapeutic process.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
Office located on top of Greenwich Ave in Greenwich CT 06830
Phone: (203) 654-3701