LMSW, Psychotherapist, Yoga Therapist
Initially, I strive to create a safe "container;" a trusting environment within which people can enter into a process
WHO I AM: I am a psychotherapist and yoga therapist. My practice is in New York City and New Haven, CT. I have extensive experience in individual, group and family therapy. I have also taught yoga since 1992, and have studied numerous body-mind modalities, all of which I utilize in my work with people.
WHAT IS INTEGRATIONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: Integrational Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach to healing which integrates psychotherapy with yoga and various forms of movement and bodywork.
MY APPROACH: Initially, I strive to create a safe "container;" a trusting environment within which people can enter into a process through which they may find compassionate self-acceptance and peace of mind. Here, the particular complexities and nuances of a person's experience can naturally emerge and be comfortably explored. Utilizing the body as a vehicle for enhancing self awareness, we work together to facilitate a present-moment consciousness that opens the door to healing.
I base my work with people on three core principles:
*In order for healing to be complete, the healing process must be comprehensive in that it must incorporate all of the various aspects of our experience;
*Because we store our life experience in our bodies, our bodies become an essential resource in the process of healing our wounds and diminishing our suffering; and
*As we are able to cultivate and strengthen our connection to present-moment experience, without judgement or agenda, we gain an ability to perceive our experience differently, and this shift in perspective is the doorway to healing.
I thus draw from various eastern traditions (such as yoga and Taoism) as well as western perspectives in psychotherapy and movement (such as Chakra Psychology, Spiritual Psychology, Somatic Experiencing and Bodymind Centering) and various forms of bodywork (such as yoga therapy, Tai Massage and Trager) to ensure that the physical, energetic and spiritual aspects of experience are integrated with the intellectual and the psycho-emotional in the healing process.
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