How you see yourself impacts everything you do and everything you experience. The power of living an authentic life is in your ability to build a positive self-image. When you judge yourself as being less than or not enough, its impact can be obvious or subtle.
One of our first human emotions that come online when we are children is shame. According to Brené Brown, “Shame is the intensely painful feeling that somehow who we are or what we’ve done has made us unworthy of love and belonging.”
In therapy, I help you develop a positive self-image which requires that you understand shame and its impact on your life. It requires the ability to distinguish between healthy shame and toxic shame as well as the ability to build shame resilience. Together we will work on the issues that are driving the biggest amounts of shame in how you see your self-identity.
Being stuck in shame can impact your ability to go for what it is that you want. It can keep you from healthy relationships, satisfying careers, and positive friendships. Being stuck in shame can lead to anxiety and depression as well as addictions. Being stuck in shame creates a sense that no matter what you do. it won’t change your experience. I can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and debilitating.
Dealing with shame is a practice and a process. Shame can be challenging because it goes to the root of who you are and how you see yourself. It’s about challenging the beliefs and supporting you in building the courage to express those deep vulnerabilities that seem frightening to share.
In therapy, I create a relationship with you that is built on safety and acceptance that allows you to peel back the layers of shame that have accumulated over your life. Shame loves secrets and hiding so one of the best ways to transform shame is to bring it into the light. Together we will support you in becoming more self-aware about how to build a positive self-image that is the antidote to shame.
Because shame attacks your sense of self-worth, self-value, and self-esteem it can erode your ability to see all that is wonderful and great about you. Your identity is built upon your beliefs, emotions, actions, habits, and experiences. I work for clients to support you in understanding and identifying patterns that interfere and inhibit who you are at your best. Only you know who you really are and our work is to support you and feeling confident and courageous about how you see yourself, the choices you make, and the way you move and be in the world.
I am an NYC-based psychotherapist and my fees are competitive with other therapists in the area.
I am an “Out of Network” provider. Many health insurances have out-of-network benefits and my fees may be reimbursable. If you have a PPO health insurance plan, my services may be reimbursable by 50%-80% depending on your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
When checking with your insurance about what coverage you have, please ask the following:
As a service to you, I submit all claims electronically to insurance providers. Payment for each session is expected at the time of service. I accept all major credit cards, cash, Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal.
As is standard with psychotherapy, if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, then you will be required to pay the full cost of treatment.
Yes, I do see clients remotely. In order to get the most out of working remotely, you need to give yourself permission to put everything else aside. Find a quiet place to focus on yourself that is free from distractions. I treat working remotely with the same care and attention as an in-person session.
If you believe that I would be the right therapist to support you in working through the challenges you experience, click here to reach out and schedule a free consultation.