CHELSEA PSYCHOTHERAPY NYC
My practice is informed by formal training in a blend of contemplative and psychodynamic therapies that values health and wellness rather than illness and cure. The focus is primarily on the here and now with an understanding that early developmental experiences affect current feelings, mood and behavior and often masks one’s natural capacity for well-being.
Working contemplatively, we uncover these patterns of behavior and beliefs that interfere with personal and professional growth, making room for continuous self-reflection, deepening awareness, and the development of stronger, more sustaining connections. A successful therapeutic experience ensures a genuine collaboration between client and therapist where new understanding can emerge, leading to the expression of your authentic self.
Together we employ the tools to work with your emotional life; to stand back and figure out a better way of seeing and acting on your feelings. The intention is not to rid oneself of these feelings but to give them expression; to develop and evolve them; to make room for them through cultivating a larger perspective that allows you to make use of and channel these feelings more productively.
By giving room to your experiences we build capacity to work with multiple perspectives, allowing for a better appreciation of others and ourselves in our lives. Of utmost importance, we work to unearth a stronger connection to your inner wisdom, asking the questions that unleash personal transformation. If an interest is expressed, I may employ such practices as meditation and journaling to support one’s developing emotional life and cultivate increased awareness.
Who will benefit from a contemplative approach?
• Those with a desire for personal growth that is life affirming, develops one’s potential, claims and sustains vital relationships and
ignites personal transformation.
• People experiencing life changes, challenges and transitions, such as loss and grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, work
related issues, job performance.
• Anyone interested in personal exploration of their spiritual development, and having a language to affirm their spiritual life and
its relationship to others and the world in which we live.