Successful therapy relies on a trusting, non-judgmental relationship between client and therapist and is sometimes a slow and difficult process. I take care to support my clients throughout their progress and to create an alliance that is reliable, respectful, and safe. When necessary, I collaborate with other professionals to provide clients with a comprehensive therapeutic experience.
As an educator and psychotherapist who is a member of the same homogeneous community as my orthodox Jewish clients, I have provided care to observant Jewish men in individual and group therapy sessions. Group therapy can affect change in emotionally detached men by bringing their similarities and differences both to light. After hearing peers reveal worries corresponding to their own, participants often describe feeling more validated and less isolated. The notion of collective learning fits well with Jewish principles of mutual responsibility, just as the possibility of cooperative healing is suitable for every culture and way of life.
With decades of teaching experience and a creative approach to psychotherapy, I help clients achieve their goals with my curiosity, compassion, and commitment to professionalism. As an individual, couples, and group therapist, I have helped adults and children to become more self-aware, confident, and capable of meeting their life challenges. Training in child-centered play therapy and the treatment of domestic violence contributes to my informed perspective of family dynamics.