Anxiety Therapy in NYC
Available online in New York State
Anxiety is a natural and normal part of being human. We all experience it from time to time, and believe it or not, it's trying to protect us.
But oftentimes, our anxiety gets ahead of itself, and can create more harm than good in our lives if we don’t learn how to manage it.
Knowing when your anxiety isn’t serving you and how to let it go is a skill that can be learned, and getting therapy for your anxiety can help you do just that.
I believe strongly in the mind-body-spirit connection, and combine a psychodynamic approach with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). This means you will gain a deeper understanding of why you react to situations a certain way while also gaining practical tools and insights to better cope with your anxiety.
How anxiety can impact your life
Anxiety wreaks havoc on your self-worth and makes you feel
- lost in life or like you’re falling behind
- indecisive, stuck, and hopeless about what to do to change it
- disconnected from yourself and your body
- overwhelmed with existential dread and like you’re lacking purpose
- worried about what others think
It can cause ruptures in your relationships when you
- overextend yourself and feel like no one else’s priority
- feel jealous and insecure when dating or with a partner
- are constantly distracted and less present with others
- experience intense FOMO that leads to loneliness and burnout
- are so in your head in social situations that you don’t know what to say
- feel like you can’t trust anyone or that no one cares
Symptoms of Anxiety
Panic attacks and trouble breathing
Nausea or dizziness
Body tension, aches, TMJ
Body-focused compulsions like skin picking or hair pulling
Racing heart and trembling
Extreme worry about the future
Unwanted or intrusive thoughts
Intense fears or phobias (around flying, bugs, etc.)
Thinking everyone hates you
Jumping to the worst case scenario
Obsessing over what you can’t control
Feeling overwhelmed by emotion
Tearfulness and not knowing why
Irritability and explosive reactions
Feeling disregulated and out of control
Avoiding anything that makes you feel uncomfortable
Not having the confidence to voice your needs
Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more about how anxiety therapy can help you.
You've taken the first step by being here - the next step is to reach out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s are attracted to my practice because I understand the unique struggles that people growing up in this day and age deal with, for I too have lived them.
Everyone’s experience is unique, but there are a few themes that tend to come up with the individuals I work with.
Therapy with me is if you:
- feel burned out early in your career and trapped in a cycle of overwork and exhaustion.
- avoid social situations and are constantly worried about what others think.
- have body image issues (and this goes for a lot of men too!).
- struggle with your sexual identity, shame, confusion, or feeling misunderstood.
- constantly compare yourself to others and feel like you don’t match up.
- want to be in a healthy relationship but can’t fully let your guard down.
- have never done therapy before and feel like you should be able to solve your own problems.
Yes! I am an out-of-network provider, which means you can use your insurance if you have out-of-network benefits.
If you aren’t sure about your out-of-network benefits, I recommend you call your provider and ask the following questions:
- What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health treatment?
- Do I have an out-of-network deductible that needs to be met?
- What percent of my therapy session fee will be covered by insurance once my deductible is met?
- Are there any other restrictions surrounding my out-of-network plan that I should be aware of?
- (I recommend you get the name or ID of the person you speak to, and a reference number for the call).
At the end of each month, I’ll provide a bill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
When you have out-of-network benefits, therapy sessions are often covered in part or in full by your insurance company once you hit your deductible.
If you do not have out-of-network benefits, I provide sliding scale slots depending on income and financial need.
You can also check out this Guide to Affordable Therapy in NYC for more information on finding affordable therapy.
My rate is $300 for individuals and $350 for couples. Each session runs about 45-50 minutes. I do hold a limited number of sliding scale spots in my practice for anyone with financial need. Please reach out to discuss more.
Our first session is a little bit like a warm up. I’ll send some virtual paperwork for you to complete in advance of our first session, which includes a questionnaire for you to fill out.
When we meet, we will review that information and anything else you want me to know. My goal for our first session is to understand what’s troubling you, why you’re seeking therapy, and get an understanding of what you’d like to accomplish during our time together.
For you, it is a great opportunity to ask any questions and see if you feel comfortable working together.
Therapy gives you a safe, confidential space to talk about whatever is on your mind. Together, we can figure out how you can best cope with whatever you’re struggling with.
In our sessions, you will do more than just vent. You’re going to find new ways of thinking about your situation and managing your emotions.
What I’ll also say is that sometimes, you may look forward to going to therapy, other times you might dread it. Sometimes you might feel really good after a session, and other times you might feel exhausted or really sad.
There may be days where you have a ton to talk about, and other days where you feel like there isn’t much to say.
Some people find it helpful to jot down notes throughout the week so they remember what they want to bring up. But even on days where you have no agenda, your session can be as fruitful as any other.
Therapy can dredge up a lot of buried feelings, and sorting them all out is difficult, and takes time. But the great thing about therapy is aren’t doing it alone.
You can also fill out the form below to schedule a consult call. If I don’t think I can help you with what you’re going through, I will let you know, and provide a referral for someone who is more aligned with your needs.
This is a great question. Much of this depends on why you are in therapy, how motivated you are to make changes in your life, along with your personal values, preferences, and culture.
Luckily, there are tons of studies on psychotherapy, and about 80% of people who go to therapy experience benefits.
Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationship is a very important part of the process. So if you feel safe enough to express yourself, that’s a good sign.
I encourage you to be as open and honest as possible so I can serve you as best as I can.
And if you decide to give it a try, pay attention to what is happening outside of your therapy sessions.
Ask yourself, are you:
- trying out new ways of thinking and behaving?
- reacting to others differently?
- becoming more self-aware?
- able to better recognize patterns in your life?
- starting to feel more hopeful?
It depends on why you’re in therapy and what you’re hoping to get out of it.
Many people feel relief after the first session. And oftentimes you’ll make some progress in 6- 12 weeks.
If you’re coming in because of a crisis or life transition, therapy can last around 6 months to a year.
If you’re looking to address more deeply rooted patterns of behavior, therapy might last longer.
I have found that many of the people I work with deeply value having the time and space address their emotional health. As you start to feel better, we can assess where you are with your goals, see if any new issues have popped up that may be worth addressing, or if it’s time to end therapy.
My door is always open – even if we terminate, you are welcome to reach out at any time to check in.