Carl

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Gay Therapy Center—Soho
Gay Therapy Center—Fidi

Mental health is not a one-size-fits-all category. While your reasons for coming to therapy are unique to you, I find that the people I work with often feel disconnected from something, such as important people in their lives, a sense of who they are or want to be, or a source of inner strength and authenticity.

We will address your issues by working together to construct a safe and supportive experience where you can both feel understood and understand yourself more completely. In the context of the give and take of therapy, you can begin to recognize what is standing between you and the kind of life you want to live.

Sometimes our potential feels blocked because of pressures in the present or from feelings from past experiences. We can confront these difficult memories or emotions together, leading to greater empowerment for you.

Couples often come to therapy looking to improve communication around difficult issues. My approach is to provide a warm and collaborative environment in which couples can practice skills to better communicate. We’ll also examine the underlying patterns which may contribute to feelings of "stuckness" or volatility in the relationship. 

Growing up gay in a rural area, I learned first-hand how damaging the expectations of family and society can be. My passion in working with the LGBTQ community began there, as I experienced how therapy can provide a powerful answer to systemic oppression and trauma through authenticity and by direct experiences of inner power, joy, and creativity.

I completed my doctoral work at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, housed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where I am currently a supervising psychologist. My research was focused on issues of the body and trauma in the LGBTQ community. I am also pursuing certification with the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

Let’s talk about how you can move through what’s holding you back. Whatever the circumstances that bring you into therapy, I’m excited to begin the journey with you. I look forward to connecting!