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All of us encounter crisis points, cross-roads, where the decisions that we make have the power to transform our own lives and the lives of others. I offer a space to contemplate potential outcomes of such choices and help clients determine how to proceed in alignment with who they mean to be in this world.
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  • I offer brief online (5-10 sessions) supportive counseling/coaching for clients who are facing life-changing events and decisions.
  • I am a supervisor who offers support to other clinicians remotely by phone and video conferencing.
  • I am available to mentor therapists and other helping professionals in developing, consolidating, or refining their professional identities.
  • I lead study groups and workshops online – for clinicians, clergy, and others who are interested in learning more about depth psychology, dream work,  or existential processes in a flexible integrative environment
  • I support communities of religious sisters and nuns by offering a therapeutic space for self-reflection and on-going discernment for candidates, novices, juniors, and fully professed sisters.
  • I am also available to support those with life limiting diagnosis and their families who are contending with existential distress.
  • I can provide guidance to those who have chosen to seek out psychedelic therapies / plant medicine to work through existential /end of life anxieties. Although I do not refer to or facilitate such experiences, I have experience and training in helping people prepare and set intentions beforehand, and integrate such experiences afterwards
  • I can provide HIPAA compliant encrypted video conferencing and email communications – and will work over other platforms as the client prefers with the informed consent regarding the limits of confidentiality.
  • Fees are variable based on the client’s financial circumstances. I do not accept insurance.

If you would like to arrange a consultation or any other inquiries: contact me at whatashrinkthinks@yahoo.com

Referral Information:

This is a short list of psychotherapists and colleagues that I am close to, know well, and engage in peer supervision with. These are the colleagues that I learn something from, and that I am grateful to have in my professional life. I have referred good friends, family members and clients to them all, and know their work intimately.

David Amarel PhD – David happens to be my husband, but I still think he is a very good therapist -(of course I’m not objective!) He is often full, working exclusively online, but occasionally has openings. Fee range: $145-$190

James Masten PhD – James is, one of my dearest friends and colleagues, and someone I turn to for peer supervision. James has a generalist practice as well as a specialization in supporting gay men with HIV and AIDS. Fee range: $150-$200

Christopher Torsiello LMSW – I have referred many cases to Chris in the past and we collaborate with each other regularly. I think he is an excellent intuitive clinician. Warm, honest, and active. Fee Range: $100 and up

Marc Sholes LCSW  Marc is one of my oldest and dearest professional mentors. A kind, warm, and knowledgeable presence. He teaches and supervises at the National Institute of the Psychotherapies. Fee Range: $160 and up

Lissa Hunsicker LCSW – Lissa is a warm, kind and supportive therapist with a specialization in trauma work. Her offices are in Brooklyn. She is often full, but has occasional openings. She has a sliding scale.

I also refer regularly to these therapists who I trust and who are googleable:

Joy Lieberthal Rho LCSW, – Eastchester

Kelly Sykes PhD – Brooklyn

Beryl Nightengale PhD – Brooklyn

Bridget Vidunas RN, LSCW -Manhattan

Thomas Moore PhD – Manhattan

John Nathan, LCSW- Manhattan

Kacy Ames-Heron PhD – Manhattan

Shinhee Han LCSW- Manhattan

Hank Flacks, LCSW – Manhattan

Paul Iappini LCSW – Manhattan

Jeffery Spodak PhD – Manhattan

Genna Brocone LMFT – Colorado

Kim Ehly, LCSW – Florida