Our Services

Counseling & Therapy

We believe counseling services should be something which is desired:
We will assist you to improve your self-care with the goal being Improved emotional health. We can assist you by helping you to successfully manage difficult life transitions by building resiliency. Enhance your self-worth/self-esteem, Improve relationships with your spouse, partner, co-workers & family members. 
We are approved by the NYS DMV/OASAS to complete substance abuse assessments.
We the following interventions to help you achieve your life goals:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) 
  • Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Stress Reduction based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's MBSR approach.
  •  Zen Productivity: Being productive means being able to create something with ease, steadiness, and joy. In order to be productive, we need all our energy to be channeled. Think of a stream: when it flows freely, the water rushes along – right from the mountains to the sea. But if you build dams, divert the course of the stream, or choke it with rubble, the stream will have to use a lot of energy to circumvent or overcome the barriers in its way.

Zen Productivity

I have decided to focus on productivity, organization, focus, procrastination, mindfulness, and simplicity … because it’s something we all deal with, every day.
In our daily lives, we are all grappling with:

  • Distraction
  • Inability to focus
  • Indecision
  • Procrastination
  • Fear of failure
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feelings of stress, uncertainty & anxiety
  • Forgetting things, feeling unorganized
  • Things lost in , or inbox overflowing
  • Always worried not doing the right thing or not using the right tools
  • Don’t feel like you’re doing anything meaningful
  • Feel lost in a sea of tasks, no direction
  • Lots to do, but don’t get much done each day.
  • I’ve developed a system I’m calling Zen Productivity, that helps to deal with all of this.
    In these sessions, you’ll learn how to:
  • Align yourself with a meaningful mission
  • Pursue a meaningful direction each day, and get stuff accomplished
  • Find clarity on what high-impact tasks to work on each day
  • Structure your day, with flexibility, to accomplish your mission
  • Stay on top of your list and process your inbox to empty
  • Strengthen your ability to be focused & mindful, and less distracted
  • Overcome procrastination by training in discomfort & uncertainty
  • Simplify to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Learn to deal simply with stress & anxiety
  • Create space for play, stillness, exercise & meditation
  • Allow for uncertainty in your life, and get good at being in life

Walk & Talk Therapy

IWalk & Talk Therapy is solution-focused and centers on increasing coping skills, identifying your strengths, and managing stress. Picture therapy without the walls.

  • Depressed Mood
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-Image Issues
  • Walk & Talk Therapy is also a great introduction to walking meditation
  • My clients have also reported feeling more relaxed, losing weight and lowering blood pressure.
  • Many clients report increased energy, improved and better sleep habits as a result of Walk & Talk Therapy. Adolescent clients especially enjoy this form of therapy compared with the traditional office setting stating that they are better able to articulate their feelings while walking and being active rather than sitting in a therapist’s office.
    Walk & Talk Therapy sessions take place at a park near your home. Popular locations are bike paths along the Erie Canal & Niagara River.

Resources, Tools & Techniques

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INSIGHT-ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy is a client-centered therapy. It assumes that a client’s issues may be the result of the client’s past life experiences. The therapist helps the client identify patterns in situations in which the client feels stress or anxiety. Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that helps people through understanding and expressing feelings, motivations, beliefs, fears, and desires. The understanding develops in the context of a therapeutic relationship.

PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

 Sigmund Freud is credited as the founder of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory, if not modern psychology. There has been a multitude of variations that have evolved, and the term most often used to broadly encompass these approaches is "psychodynamic." Freud's original theories were based on the conflicts that he believed were at the core of human existence. These conflicts emerge from attempts to reconcile our biological selves with our social selves. Aspects of these conflicts are unconscious and influence our behavior without our awareness. Psychodynamic therapies work to make the unconscious conscious so that we can have greater insight into our needs and behavior and therefore more control over how we allow these conflicts to affect us. 

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COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a practical approach that seeks to define concrete goals and uses active techniques to reach them. The cognitive-behavioral therapist looks at patterns of thinking and behavior and how these patterns are reinforced and maintained by the person within his or her environment. Functional analysis of thinking and behavior is performed, often using log sheets and graphs to better understand thought and behavior patterns in the context of daily routines. Once an understanding of symptoms and behavior is achieved, the therapist and client together devise changes in the patterns and continue tracking. This process is repeated until the original goals are met. Attention to irrational thinking patterns (e.g., automatic thoughts, catastrophic thinking) is central to the approach as well. 

Some of the techniques and programs that are usually associated with CBT are relaxation training, systematic desensitization, assertiveness training, and social skills training.