I have the privilege of working with adults individually in a sacred way; honestly and directly dealing with experiences, thoughts, physical sensations, and emotions. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. During the Covid pandemic, I am working with all clients using tele-health. I have had years of training in Mindfulness, Acceptance & Compassion Based Therapies (aka 3rd Wave Therapy)
Mindfulness develops the attention and awareness needed to stop rumination
Acceptance of oneself includes non-avoidance of difficult experiences and develops psychological flexibility
Compassion to alleviate one’s pain can be learned, by activating the evolutionary caring system we develop a sense of safeness and connection leading to better emotional regulation and perspective taking.
I learned about CFT in 2018, concepts and practices I share with clients include discussing “tricky brains”, 3 flows of compassion, 3 system model of emotion, soothing rhythm breathing, and compassionate self/other guided imagery.
Compassion Focused Therapy for Complex Cases Fall 2020 - The Compassionate Mind Foundation Clinical Application of Compassion Series 2019 NICAMB Compassion Focused Therapy: Foundations and Applications 2019 - The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy Second Annual Compassionate Mind Summit and Retreat 2019 - The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy CFT 2019 Palabra Counseling and Training Center First Annual Compassionate Mind Summit and Retreat 2018 The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy