In our sessions (usually weekly), you’ll get to know yourself and your desires really well. Through this work together you'll gain greater self-awareness, and find new ways to deal with life’s complicated issues.
We often experience dynamics in relationships that leave us feeling disconnected from each other. The result can cause arguments, feelings of loneliness, and a loss of intimacy between partners.
I've worked extensively with couples in conflict. Couples therapy provides a safe space for you to talk openly and honestly about your feelings of disconnection. As you develop the skills to listen and hear one another, growth and change become possible.
No parent wants to see their teen struggling and in pain. I grew up in New York City and went to high school at Horace Mann, so I understand the kind of pressure teenagers face here. I’ve provided teenager therapy in my private practice for many years and also worked in public and private schools as a social worker.
Although teenage depression is surprisingly common, it is extremely treatable. High school is a time when kids are trying to formulate a sense of identity. They want to figure out who they are and what matters to them independent of their parents. Talking to someone they trust about all of that can provide significant relief.
Anna's Gestalt Approach to Therapy
During your session, we look at how you’re feeling in the moment. I try to help increase your awareness of the emotional patterns you're living with in your day-to-day life. Gestalt therapy calls this bringing the ‘here and now’ into the session.
The more self-aware you become the easier it is to identify what makes you happy and what doesn’t. As you grow in self-acceptance new ways of living your life become possible.
Fees and Insurance
Session Cost (45 minutes): $200
Consultation Cost (60 minutes): $300
Sliding Scale: I reserve a few spots for sliding scale clients on a case-by-case basis.
Insurance: I accept most out-of-network insurance. If you are unsure if you have out-of-network insurance, you can call member services and ask. Some helpful questions for your insurance provider:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits that allow for out-of-network services?
Is there a deductible, and how much has been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
Does my insurance require that I have preauthorization prior to sessions with a therapist? (If so, it is your responsibility to have that information prior to our first session).
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of scheduled appointments or the session must be paid for in full.
Qualifications: Graduate - NYU School of Social Work, 2005 LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) 10 Years in private practice License and State: 077848-1 New York CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher)
Affiliations: Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy New York State Society for Clinical Social Work International Association of Yoga Therapists Member Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
Contact Anna for a Consultation
Let's find out what brings you to therapy. Consultations are 60 minutes. You'll tell me what you're looking for in a therapist, and I'll describe my approach to our work together.
If we agree it's a fit, we'll set up an appointment for our next session. I'm looking forward to meeting you.