Please note that I am offering limited in-person appointments at my office in Brooklyn. I am also still offering services via HIPAA compliant telehealth. Telehealth has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety, mood, and behavioral issues.
Individual therapy is a collaborative process to help you identify areas in your life you would like to change in order to better live your life in line with your values. I specialize in evidence-based treatments for a range of emotional and behavioral problems for children, adolescents, and adults. Individual treatment options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness- and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-informed therapy.
Parenting a child with emotional and behavioral concerns can be difficult and overwhelming. I provide parents with evidence-based tools to become more skilled at managing challenging behaviors, increase loving support while reducing unhelpful accommodations, and enhance their relationship with their child or teen. Treatment options include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), including SPACE for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) and failure to launch (FTL) populations. Each program can be adapted to your child and family’s unique needs and concerns.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment program for young children (ages 2-7) who exhibit problem behaviors such as defiance, tantrums, oppositional behavior, and aggression. PCIT focuses on improving and enhancing the parent-child relationship in order to set a strong foundation to implement effective behavior management strategies. Parents are seen with their child and are provided live coaching and feedback in their use of parenting skills. PCIT is considered the “gold standard” for the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders and has been successfully adapted to treat anxiety and mood disorders in young children, as well. While PCIT is a manualized treatment program, I collaborate with parents in order to personalize their treatment goals. Currently I provide PCIT via telehealth. Research has found that PCIT is as effective (if not more effective!) than in-person treatment. You can read more about this research here (Comer et al., 2017, JCCP).
It can be devastating to see your loved one struggle with emotional or behavioral challenges. Family sessions are often offered in combination with individual therapy, particularly with adolescents and young adults, as it can help the whole family speak the same “therapy language.” Family therapy can help family members improve communication, identify and challenge problematic beliefs that are contributing to intense emotional conflicts in the family, and decrease ineffective behavior patterns. Family therapy can also help families better support their loved one as they meet their therapy goals. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Family Based Treatment (FBT) in my approach, depending on the treatment goals.
As a strong believer in the training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments, I offer individual and group consultation and supervision to therapists interested in learning more about Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or would like to continue enhancing their clinical skills.
I believe that the greatest intervention is prevention. I offer free workshops on topics for parents within the community such as managing challenging toddler and young child behaviors, parenting within your values, managing child anxiety and avoidance, how to implement effective discipline, and more. Feel free to contact me to plan a workshop for your community or group.