Better Now 
Therapy

Individual Therapy

Scroll below to learn more about the therapy modalities I use!

Teletherapy                  

  • Through these uncertain times, I continue to hold secure teletherapy (through Doxy.me which is free).

  • My main location is: 252 Java St. Brooklyn, NY, 11222

  • Sessions are 45 min. long. 

Fees:

  • I do not offer free consultations.

  • Cost per session: $90 - $150

  • I take Zelle, Quickpay, and all Cards (including HSA/FSA)

  • Sliding-scale slots offered.

Confidentiality: Psychotherapy is confidential unless:

  • there is clear and imminent danger to yourself or another person

  • you disclose information that provides evidence of current abuse or neglect of a child or an older adult

  • you authorize me to disclose information

  • or if (on the rare occasion) I am under court-ordered.


Cancellation Fee: I hold your scheduled appointment time specifically for you and you alone. I also see a limited number of clients so that I can give you the focus and attention you deserve. Therefore, I charge $90 for individual appointments canceled with less than 24 hours' notice. The charge cannot be billed to insurance and is due the day of cancellation.

Accepted Insurances:  I do not take insurance, however, many insurances (like Emblem/GHI, Atena, Cigna, etc.) provide 50-80% of reimbursement with out-of-network benefits.

 

Ask your insurance if you have Out-of-Network benefits. I will help you!

Therapy Modalities Used

ALL of the 3 modalities I use share the same goal (to help the client), but have different concepts and approaches to get there. ALL of the modalities by themselves also have their limitations, which is why I use an eclectic/mixture of modalities. The mixture of modalities that I use for each client is DEPENDENT on the level of APPROPRIATENESS and CLIENT'S OWN WISHES & GOALS in therapy.

 

I am always Trauma-Informed, which is an approach to therapy. Trauma-informed means that I understand & recognize how trauma affects one's life. Re-establishing safety, identifying triggers, & processing the trauma with the therapist are three main intentions of trauma-focused therapy.

 

I also always practice in an anti-oppressive, intersectional lens--bringing awareness to power, privilege, & positionality.  I am always mindful of deconstructing systems of oppression.

What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

This form of therapy focuses on bringing light to the UNCONSCIOUS.  It explores what you may be in DENIAL about or REPRESSING, and unprocessessed MEMORIES.

It also explores the REPETITIVE unhealthy PATTERNS in your life (from CHILDHOOD to present).  It looks at your DEFENSE MECHANISMS & past TRAUMAS that have created fragments of the self.  It is also about the relationship with your THERAPIST, and how it mirrors or doesn't mirror the relationships you have outside of therapy.

What is Somatic Psychotherapy?

Somatic psychotherapy  centers around grounding individuals' physiological responses of unpleasant feelings like anxiety, stress, or trauma. It focuses on recognizing bodily sensations and regulating ones' distressing physical sensations. It is  a sensation-based treatment. Trauma, stress, and anxiety can overwhelm the body and nervous system. SE  is about processing these unpleasant sensations with intention and mindfulness, before rational processing.

What is Humanistic Therapy?

Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy focuses on both the unconscious & conscious mind and focuses on SELF-ACTUALIZATION. The therapist's unconditional postive regard, genuineness, and empathy are the main drivers of the therapy. The relationship provides a space for the client to finally feel fully accepted & understood.

The "ideal" self VS the "actualized" self are also explored; along with the obstacles between becoming who you truly are in the present moment and accepting yourself.

I meet you as a person. I work with you with what you choose to reveal. The therapy is centered around you and understanding your experience and inner world. I do not have the "answers," I will help you find YOUR answers to your distress. 

Each session is different, each client is different, each therapeutic relationship is different.