As a therapist in New York City, I provide individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, community based counseling, and group therapy as well as clinical supervision for graduate student interns. I am an independently practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York and a Nationally Certified Counselor since 2003. I have graduate degrees in both Counseling and Teaching.
My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from my experience in a variety of community and educational settings. I have worked with individuals facing career and life identity and transition issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship concerns, addiction, disability adjustment, and parenting difficulties. Additionally I have led workshops and presentations in local agencies, graduate programs, and schools on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.
At the heart of my therapy practice is the core belief that individuals are the experts on their own lives. Everyone needs some extra support from time to time as we navigate our way through life and relationships. Some of us have experienced traumatic events that leave us feeling stuck and powerless to move ahead. I see therapy as a non-judgmental space. Therapy doesn’t have to be about labels, but rather a way to explore areas life where unhealthy patterns and pain may have emerged. In therapy we work collaboratively on the issues and areas of life you want to see change with openness, warmth, and humor so you can move forward and discover a more satisfying life.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of NY (#004457-1)
National Board for Certified Counselors (#83594)
A Kansas physician says he makes the same income and offers better quality care to his patients after he dumped all health insurance companies.
Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and the high overhead for the staff he hired just to deal with paperwork, he switched to a system of charging his patients a monthly fee plus the price of an office visit or test, CNN/Money reported.
For example, under Nunamaker's membership plan -- also known as "concierge" medicine or "direct primary care" practices -- each patient pays a flat monthly fee to have unlimited access to the doctors and any medical service they can provide in the practice, such as stitches or an EKG.