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 is there 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 through deeper self-awareness, practical tools and techniques, and healthy lifestyle choices.

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 how you came to be who you are while also learning practical skills to better cope with your anxiety, so you can handle whatever life throws your way.

Symptoms of Anxiety
Physical

Panic attacks and trouble breathing

Stomach pain

Nausea or dizziness

Body tension, aches, TMJ 

Body-focused compulsions like skin picking or hair pulling

Racing heart and trembling

Cognitive

Extreme worry about the future

Unwanted or intrusive thoughts

Difficulty concentrating

Intense fears or phobias (around flying, bugs, etc.)

Trouble sleeping

Jumping to the worst case scenario

Obsessing over what you can’t control

Emotional

Feeling overwhelmed by emotion

Tearfulness and not knowing why

Difficulty relaxing

Irritability and explosive reactions

Feeling disregulated and out of control

Avoiding anything that makes you feel uncomfortable

How anxiety can impact your life

It 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 jealousy and insecure when dating or with a partner
  • get nervous and self-conscious around 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many young professionals 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.

I work with a lot of women and men in their 20’s and 30’s who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, difficult life transitions, and/or grief and loss. Everyone’s experience is unique, but there are a few themes that tend to come up with the individuals I work with:

  • social anxiety that prohibits you from living your life fully
  • overextending yourself in the workplace and/or in relationships
  • sadness and grief due to heartbreak or loss
  • feeling stagnant and not knowing how to get “unstuck”
  • confusion around sexual identity
  • feeling completely overwhelmed and burnt out and not knowing how to relax

Good question! I always say – go with your gut. I recommend you check out my About Page and My Blog to get a better sense my beliefs and my style, which may help you decide. You can also fill out the form above to schedule a consult call. If I don’t think I can help you with what you’re going through, I can provide a referral for someone who is more aligned with your needs. 

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: 

  1. What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health treatment?
  2. Do I have an out-of-network deductible that needs to be met?
  3. What percent of my therapy session fee will be covered by insurance once my deductible is met?
  4. Are there any other restrictions surrounding my out-of-network plan that I should be aware of?
  5. (I recommend you get the name or ID of the person you speak to, and a reference number for the call).

If you do have out-of-network benefits, usually therapy sessions be 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 circumstance. 

You can also check out this Guide to Affordable Therapy in NYC for more information on finding affordable therapy.

It depends on what your goals are. 

If you’re coming in because of a crisis of some sort, therapy can last around 6 months to a year.

If you’re looking to address more deeply rooted patterns of behavior, therapy might end up lasting longer. 

I have found that many individuals deeply value having the time and space each week to address their mental and emotional health.

Our first session is a little bit like a warm up. 

For you, it is a great opportunity to ask any questions and see if I’m the right fit for what you’re looking for.

I’ll collect some general information about you and your past experiences, learn more about what has brought you in, and get an understanding of what you’d like to accomplish during our time together.

Each session runs 45-50 minutes. 

I have found that the therapeutic process is much more effective when it becomes a part of a person’s routine, which is why I see clients at least once a week.

Just like exercise – if you don’t make the time and space to work out, you’re very unlikely to get the desired results you want!

This is a great question, and one that is hard to answer. Much of this depends on why you are in therapy, and how motivated you are to make changes in your life.

What I’ll 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.

Therapy can dredge up a lot of buried feelings, and sorting them all out is difficult, and takes time. 

So, if you want to know if therapy is working, pay attention to what is happening outside of your therapy sessions. Are you trying out new ways of thinking and behaving? Are you reacting to others differently? Are you becoming more self-aware? Are you more easily able to recognize certain patterns in your life? 

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.