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Frequently Asked Questions
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  • What should someone know about working with you?
    I support high achieving students and professionals (between the ages of 17 to 30 years old) in managing their current challenges and processing past experiences. I provide support in the areas of emotional regulation, assertiveness, and boundary setting. I help my clients pursue their goals, get more centered, and create long-term joy. My clients attend competitive college programs or work in high pressure jobs in the fields of medicine, tech, corporate, or law. You might be feeling overwhelmed due your responsibilities at school, home, or your job. Staying hopeful and productive while managing these unprecedented times is a heavy burden to carry alone. I am here to help. My clients are invested in changing the way things are and carving out space to do manageable assignments between sessions (e.g., listening to relevant podcasts, watching videos, completing worksheets, or practicing skills between sessions).
  • What is therapy like?
    Because each person has different issues and goals, therapy will differ depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from previous sessions. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a particular matter, or longer-term, to address more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your theropist (usually weekly).
  • Why do people go to therapy & how do I know if it is right for me?
    People have many different motivations for coming to therapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.) or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much-needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more efficient with their goals in life. In short, people seeking therapy are prepared to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
  • How can therapy help me?
    Several benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapy can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Some of the benefits available for advice include: •Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values •Developing skills for improving your relationships •Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek counseling •Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety •Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures •Improving communications and listening skills •Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones •Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or friendships •Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
  • How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
    My core values are growth, balance, and authenticity. I believe that none of us wake up in the morning looking to disappoint ourselves or others. The good news is that there is something we can do about it. Remember learning to ride a bike? Memorizing the multiplication table? Taking the subway the first time? These tasks seemed impossible but after a focused effort, you were able to master them. Emotional muscles need training and strengthening, just as your physical and intellectual muscles do. Therapy with me will provide you with the space to take a deep look at the way things are/feel now and equip you with new tools to create the changes you've been wanting to make.
  • What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
    I'm most excited about the shift in societal perception about what therapy is and what a therapist does. There is more and more acceptance around the concept that we are clinically trained professionals who are here so you don't have to face things alone. We remain present, invested, and have zero expectations of what your goals and dreams should be. We are your sounding board, your supporter, and ally. I’m also thrilled to witness a shift in what is deemed acceptable of what therapy can help with. As a society, we are becoming more aware that catastrophic events are worthy of visiting a therapist. And we are also expanding to include stressors related to work, school, relationships, the COVID-19 pandemic, big decisions, and life transitions as valid reasons to seek therapeutic support. Together, we are building better lives, one hour at a time.
  • Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
    Confidentiality is one of the essential components of a client and therapy. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. We will provide a written copy of our confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you present in session will not be shared with anyone. This agreement is called “Informed Consent.” However, state law and professional ethics require therapist to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations: ​Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources. If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
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