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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist, providing relationship and sex therapy in couples, individuals and families. My office is located at:
1991 Smith St, Merrick, NY 11566 (easily accessible to the Southern State Parkway).
I graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My post-graduate training in Sex Therapy was completed at the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.My therapeutic approach is derived from a combination of a cognitive-behavioral and systemic techniques. Each interaction is addressed in relation to habitual patterns that may have become stuck or conflictual and a systemic therapist makes interventions at helping the client(s) consciously make healthier choices to create more intimacy or functionality in these relationships.I have been in private practice for over 9 years, helping couples and individuals with their relationship conflicts, psychiatric challenges and their desires for improved communication and intimacy. I specialize in treating a variety of sexual disorders/conflicts including:orgasmic disorders, desire discrepancy, erectile disorder, pelvic pain, infidelity, performance anxiety, out of control sexual behavior, and helping in establishing better boundaries. I have expertise in working with clients in LGBTQ and heterosexual relationships as well as those who identify as non-monogamous or polyamorous, or clients with specific types of kink interests. In addition to couple and sexual issues, I am skilled in working with clients who have general psychotherapy goals they want to address including work/life balance, family of origin stress, couple communication standoffs,depression, and anxiety.
I am a collaborative therapist who works with clients’ strengths to explore the behaviors, thoughts, communication patterns, and interactional patterns that are associated with the problems presented. After a thorough initial assessment, I work with clients to clarify goals, identify resolutions to the presenting issues, followed by a wide array of interventions, and home assignments to help achieve these goals.
I understand that people find it at times challenging or embarrassing to discuss their sexual lives with anyone and take pride in providing a judgment-free environment with compassion, empathy, and openness so that clients feel comfortable. It is important to me to recognize the diversity of each person and adapts her therapeutic techniques to the unique needs of each client. My ultimate goal for each client in therapy is to be provided with tools and specific techniques to master and utilize during and after completing their work with her in therapy.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please call me or contact me through this website for a therapy consultation today.