What I Bring to Therapy
As a senior staff therapist at Citron Hennessey Private Therapy, I aim to provide a warm, professional and safe space where you can learn to better handle your emotional or psychological pain, while developing the skills and resources to make positive changes in your life. We will work together to understand the ways in which your attitudes towards yourself and others may be getting in the way of your happiness and well-being.
Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship or career issues, I utilize a nonjudgmental approach with open curiosity and evidence-based behavioral interventions to help interrupt habitual and often self-sabotaging tendencies. Accepting and working with - not against - our own difficulties is the starting point.
I hold advanced degrees in Mental Health Counseling, Human Development and Gender Studies, and am trained in ACT, CBT, existential, and brief psychodynamic modalities. I am certified in LGBTQ Clinical Foundations from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and IHI Therapy Center, and have received trainings on Adult Attachment in Psychotherapy with David Wallin, Ph.D., and sexuality and couples’ clinical issues at the Ackerman Institute.
Outside the office, I am an adjunct professor at CUNY Brooklyn College where I teach undergraduate psychology students Psychology of Gender, Counseling Theory and Technique, and Lifespan Development. I also blog and vlog regularly.
I'm a licensed, mindfulness-based therapist with Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
It is my privilege to support, guide and motivate you on your journey through life.
May we all be happy and free!
What You Bring to Therapy
If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect from the process. Here are a few tips to help you get the most of your therapy:
Be willing to commit to weekly sessions for the duration of your treatment. Just like taking medication, therapy works best when “taken as prescribed,” and that’s once a week.
Look for “goodness of fit” in your therapist. Do you feel comfortable, accepted and safe in your therapist’s office? Is your therapist culturally sensitive and open to your feedback? A quality relationship between client and therapist will help you improve more than any other factor. Honor your experience and seek a therapist who’s a good fit for you.
Therapy is going to address your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Therapy works by helping clients create within themselves the conditions for growth, healing and change. Remaining open and receptive to change will help facilitate healing and growth.
Services I Offer
Make Like a Flower and Bloom
I am here to serve you in the best ways I can. By inviting and encouraging you to show up honestly, courageously, emotionally and relationally in therapy, you will quickly develop the inner resources and skills to manage and overcome your difficulties. I work well with straight-identified men and women, as well as LGBTQ individuals. I meet you where you’re at and help guide you to where you want to go. I appreciate your trust and vulnerability in the process.
Be Willing to Change
There’s few things worse than feeling trapped, miserable, misunderstood and alone inside our closest relationships. Couples therapy can be very helpful to recalibrate your relationship and get you and your partner reconnected. In my work with straight and LGBTQ couples, I address sexual and communication issues, gender and power dynamics, attachment-related issues, and family work-life balance. Don’t expect couples therapy to change your partner; be willing to change yourself.