In my 35 years of counseling and coaching, one of the things I have come to appreciate most is the way people open up to me. I really feel that it’s an honor when people feel safe enough with me to share their soul, their struggles. I don’t take this for granted. I do my best to put each person at ease. My style is very intimate, safe and non-judgmental. I use exercises that help my clients reveal to themselves what they need to do. My approach is experiential; energetic rather than analytic. With many therapies, clients get lost in the story; I go right to the bottom line.
This sometimes results in astounding changes. One client, after years of distance from his children post-divorce, was able to start healing his relationship with his children after just one session. Another client was so terrified of public speaking that he turned down honors so as not to have to speak when receiving them. We worked together, and he later called me up to tell me how great his first public speaking experience had been. I have developed my approach and style over the past 35 years, after graduating from NYU with a Master’s in Social Work. I have done clinical work at Stanford and the National Institute for Mental Health, and have worked with people all over the US, in Europe, and in Israel. I live in West Orange, NJ, with my hubby and two kids. I also have two married kids and two grandsons living in California.