As a life coach and licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW-R) I have worked with young adults and their parents for over 25 years.
Saint Vincent’s Hospital
During my tenure at St. Vincent’s Hospital, I treated over 1,000 patients with a variety of developmental, addiction and psychological issues.
New York University
I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU in 1992.
I offer flexible hours on both nights and weekends via telemedicine and in-person sessions. During our individualized and short-term treatment we will address the underlying causes of your child’s problems and help to ensure their future success.
What should you do when your child refuses to talk to you? Or you think he is smoking too much pot? Gaming or on the computer too much? Or does he just seem depressed or anxious? The best next step a parent can take is getting their child assessed. It's fairly simple: I sit down and talk with your child to understand his perspective of what he believes to be the problem. After, I will bring in the parents so they can express their side. In my 25+ years of experience I find this sets the groundwork for determining not only the challenges at hand but also how these issues can be overcome.
Experimenting with pot and alcohol can seem harmless, but social using can quickly spiral out of control into full-blown abuse. My treatment helps to address the underlying causes that contribute to your son or daughter's problems with drugs and alcohol, so they can cut those unhealthy habits from their life.
What should parents do when their child seems perfectly happy one moment, but in a fiery rage the next? Symptoms like depression, anger and anxiety may seem "normal" at that age, but left untreated, can lead to poor academic performance, social withdrawal, or even suicide. My therapy focuses on working with the family to reduce parent-child conflict and design a plan for successful outcomes.
My psychotherapy incorporates the latest research and techniques for the most successful outcomes. My approach is data-driven, pulling from the latest studies on effective treatments.
Research has shown that yoga, exercise, float tanks, and mindfulness help treat a variety of mental health problems. My short-term treatment integrates elements like these to help produce more beneficial outcomes for clients and their families.
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Choosing the right treatment provider is critical to ensure timely and beneficial outcomes. It’s imperative not to waste a moment when your child’s future is at stake. Our personalized, individual and short-term sessions provide a safe and confidential environment to give your son or daughter the tools they need to live a successful and independent life.
Don’t think you have time for treatment? I provide flexible hours throughout the week including on nights and weekends both in my office and over video teletherapy. I accept multiple forms of payment including cash, credit card and check in addition to being a reimbursable out-of-network provider.