About Me

I’m glad you are here to learn more about me. I help individuals and couples work through difficult emotions and life experiences. I am here to work together to help address issues that are personal to you.

People who know me feel that I am easy to talk with and sensitive to one’s needs. Others have also said that I have a good sense of humor which helps talk about uncomfortable topics.

I provide a safe and confidential place to work through difficult thoughts, feelings and ideas. My interventions are insightful and informative. In working with me, your thoughts and feelings are accepted. You are safe to explore without guilt or shame. You may even be surprised that you can smile again.

I will meet you where you are in your life’s challenges and teach you new ways to reduce: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, Postpartum Symptoms and Relationship Conflicts.

Some things we will work on

Working through Anxiety and Depression is unique to your needs. Counseling will address your thoughts, inner dialogue and how you perceive your current situation. You will learn ways to help you decrease these uncomfortable feelings. Ultimately, you will be more in control of your emotions, knowing what to do when these emotions surface. We will work together to get you feeling better about yourself and your ability to rise above anxiety and depression.

If you have experienced Trauma and Abuse, you will be supported while you share your story. The goal is not to keep your current inner dialogue or lack of self-worth. Your goal will be to rescript your story to one that is powerful and self-compassionate. We will get you to a place where telling your story will not hurt the way it used to. Hope for healing is the ultimate goal.

Those who are looking for Grief Counseling learn effective coping skills necessary to move through the pain of loss. In grief counseling you can share your stories of love and loss and how it is affecting you. Above all, counseling will help you put back the necessary pieces to move towards enjoying your life again.

Anxiety and Depression Counseling, East Setauket, NY 11733

Let’s Do This Together!

My experience with moms and dads with Postpartum Depression focuses on the present to offer support and understanding. We will work together to identify an action plan to reduce feeling overwhelmed. Eventually, you will identify what is causing you to feel uncomfortable as a new mom and dad, and problem solve together. The goal is to reconnect with yourself, your baby and the family you’ve always wanted.

My work in Couples Counseling is very personal and individualized to each couple’s needs. The purpose of working with couples is to open up communication. Basically, we will go over ways to rebuild a solid foundation for your relationship where fondness and admiration lead you to reconnect to each other.

Counseling after an Affair, will help you decide what you need in your relationship. We will also work to identify how you can move forward in your life, either together or part ways. If you want to stay married, the goal would be to rebuild trust and affair proof your marriage. Ultimately, the final goal is to have you both more emotionally connected to each other. The good news is that no matter what you and your spouse are going through, there is hope. Hope that you both can make it through any challenge together.

The ultimate goal in counseling with me is to have you open up communication, get through difficult conversations and learn the skills needed to have a fully satisfying life.

What to Expect in Counseling

My style of therapy is very much like my personality which has been described as:  down to earth, supportive, attentive, funny, empathic, and honest. I have a sense of humor about myself and life experiences. This helps to lighten some of the heaviness that brings people to counseling.

In working with me, you will have someone who is truly invested in seeing you heal, find joy and meaning, reconnect with your loved ones and move forward from the life experiences(s) that are holding you back.

You will be an Active Participant and Determine What Works for You

Together, we will help you try several types of effective research based techniques. Sessions will not be limited to only Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Unfortunately, CBT has limits and does not work for everyone. You will take an active role to determine what works for you and we will incorporate your style of preferred therapy into sessions.

Counseling is a place where you will find support, empathy, and outside-the-box ways of thinking. I have extensive experience with individuals & couples who are working through:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Traumatic life experiences
  • Postpartum Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Infidelity

Individual Anxiety Counseling East Setauket, NY 11733My Passion is Helping You

I love helping people learn new ways to cope with thoughts and feelings from life experiences. Counseling helps individuals and couples experience more satisfaction in their lives.

I truly believe counseling leads to an overall improvement in mood and relationships. I continue to invest in the highest level of training because I truly want your experience in counseling to be successful so you can move forward in the life you have worked so hard to enjoy.

Call now and take the first step in getting back to feeling excited to get up out of bed and start living a new day!

Professional Background

License and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Registered in NYS
  • Certified School Social Worker- NYS

Training and Expertise

The Gottman’s Marriage Conflict Resolution Trainings

  • “The Couple’s Chasm”
  •  “Marriage Counseling”
  • “Treating Affairs and Trauma”
  •  “Uncovering the Secrets of Sex, Love and Trust”

David Kessler’s Grief and Loss Trainings

  • “Healing Grief and Loss”
  • “Finding Meaning, The Sixth Stage of Grief”
  • Approved Grief Counselor thru David Kessler, Grief.com

Trauma and Abuse

  • Trained in Trauma and Abuse by Janine Fischer
  • Trained in Trauma Treatment by Bessle A. van der Kolk

Family Planning

  • Infertility
  • Perinatal Loss
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
  • Raising Children with Special Needs and Developmental Delays

Anxiety and Depression Reduction Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

Professional Activities

  • Former Board Member, Restoring the Heart Ministries
  • Co-Editor, “In the WildFlowers” (updated) and “Into My Arms” video productions
  • Co-Author, Self-Reflection and Group Discussion sections, “Into My Arms” workbook
  • Author, Self-Assessment, “In the Wildflowers” documentary


249 East Main Street Suite #3
East Setauket, NY 11733

Positivetherapyservices.ny@gmail.com
(631) 406-3139

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