Psychotherapy helps people discover new ways to deal effectively with their relationships, their emotional life, and their work life.
I specialize in an integrated approach to therapy, combining analytic insight with behavioral change. I work collaboratively with clients to solve problems, connect with strengths, and let go of whatever's interfering with personal and professional success.
Career counseling addresses career deficit issues. Career coaching identifies and enhances existing career strengths.
Counseling assists individuals seeking to resolve career-related anxieties; problems with motivation, such as feeling unfulfilled, stuck, or ineffective in a particular job or profession; issues related to unemployment, job search, and interviewing; problems in dealing with difficult people at work; etc.
Career coaching is available to help professionals in career planning, advancement, transitions, and/or to enhance leadership effectiveness.
Often clinical and career issues interact, and we can work together to resolve both.
Counseling and/or coaching are also available for young professionals or pre-professionals (i.e., high school or college students) needing assistance in their studies or future career planning.
Career development can be an open-ended process, or may begin with an objective assessment to help clarify issues and establish an agenda from the outset (click on Assessment for more info).
For those seeking objective feedback about their careers or professional self-- as either a complement to career counseling or coaching, or as a stand-alone intervention-- a career assessment helps to clarify next steps, illuminate new ways to improve effectiveness, and deepen professional satisfaction.
Individually tailored assessments, comprised of diagnostic interviews
and sophisticated psychometric tests, provides valuable insight into your work life.
Typical assessment batteries consist of 3-5 tests, and may include measures of:
As Director of Career Services at one of NY's preeminent ADHD centers, I have helped many individuals struggling with emotional issues, attention issues (ADHD, anxiety), and career issues to become more focused, centered, and empowered.
I also have extensive experience working with parents of children struggling with ADHD, anxiety, and other emotional, attentional, and behavioral issues.
Stress weakens our bodies, distracts our minds, and inhibits us from living to our full potential. Stress may include:
Work stress (e.g., lack of focus, loss of motivation, irritability)
Therapy helps reduce stress, mitigate anxiety conditions, and improve resiliency to stressful experiences. Through my work at two of New York's major anxiety research centers-- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center-- I have developed expertise in several short-term therapies with proven effectiveness:
Kaplowitz, M.J., & Markowitz, J.C. (2010). Axis II and anxiety disorders. In B. Simpson, Y. Neria, R. Lewis-Fernandez, F. Schneider (Eds.), Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Clinical Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.