Integrative and Holistic Psychotherapy
When I talk about holistic psychotherapy and an “integrative approach,” it means just how it sounds - that rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, I integrate different forms of treatment depending on your experience, readiness for change and what you are looking to work on. This can include elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, psychodynamic (or traditional talk) therapy, and lifestyle coaching. I believe that all people and their stories are unique, and it is important to me to treat you as such.
Together in therapy we may explore your relationships, routine, thought patterns and behaviors to determine what changes can help you to live your most joyful and fulfilling life. Treatment will focus on your strengths and emphasizes elements such as self-compassion, body acceptance and personal growth.
I have extensive training in providing trauma-focused treatment, mindfulness-based psychotherapy and integrative mental health techniques. I work with adults on an individual basis.
What Should I Know Before Starting Therapy?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Holistic Therapy?
Holistic therapy takes a more integrative approach to mental healthcare. Instead of focusing on just one part of the person or problem, I look at the bigger picture of factors impacting your mind, body and spirit. For some, the term “spirit” may have a more religious connection, while for others it may simply mean the way we understand, make meaning and draw value from the world around us. The purpose of holistic therapy is to understand the root cause of your distress, and then work to treat it from several different angles. This approach will allow you to achieve meaningful and long-lasting change, rather than to create a band-aid or temporary solution.
Where Are You Located?
My practice is 100% video-based, and has been since 2018. I have years of experience providing effective psychotherapy over a secure, HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform. I firmly believe in increasing accessibility to mental healthcare, and practicing over video allows me to provide care to clients living throughout all three states that I am licensed in (New York, New Jersey and Colorado).
What Kind of Financial Investment is Starting Therapy?
The cost of therapy will largely depend on your individual insurance plan. If your plan includes out-of-network benefits, you will be able to submit receipts that I will provide you (referred to as a "superbill") for full or partial reimbursement. In order to verify your out-of-network reimbursement benefits, please call the member services number of the back of your insurance card. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to all prospective new clients to explore if we will be a good fit as well as discuss logistics and up-to-date appointment rates.
How Often Will We Meet?
I meet with most of my clients on a weekly basis, and find that routine is the most conducive to developing a strong relationship and seeing effective progress. However, after an initial relationship has been established sessions can sometimes be modified to biweekly or monthly if appropriate. This is a collaborative decision that would be made together.
When Will I See Progress?
While this is something that varies greatly from person to person depending on your individual therapy goals and consistency with treatment, most clients can expect to see some form of progress within the first three months. I do not perceive therapy as "fixing" or focusing on "deficits"; rather I will meet you where you are at and provide guidance and support on your personal growth journey. I will help you to learn how to monitor your own progress, successes and achievements.