I am a practicing psychotherapist based in Ithaca, NY. I also also offer short-term online therapy for residents of New York and Arizona, and facilitate the Anxiety Camp group program for anxiety sufferers.
Professionally, I have a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders such as fears, phobias, agoraphobia and fear of public speaking. These issues are highly treatable, and with modern CBT techniques and gradual exposure getting well is often much easier than continuing to suffer. I am also one of few therapists in Upstate New York trained by the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).
As the author of several nationally-published books on communications skills, I also help couples, families and workplaces learn to communicate better. I work with adults and adolescents age 16 and up.
I view psychotherapy as a short term skills-building process in most cases, which takes place within a positive and supportive relationship between client and therapist. I also have a strong bias towards evidence-base practices supported by published behavioral literature. Above all, I firmly believe that the client controls the therapy process.
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