Inspiration and Resources 2019-11-05T20:20:32-05:00

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Learning From Grief During The Covid-19 Pandemic

For the past couple of months, I’ve been talking a lot about change with my [...]

COVID-19 & Depression-What You Need To Know Now

It goes without saying that the world has changed drastically in the past few weeks.  [...]


Staying Connected, Staying Safe, Staying Online COVID-19 Safe Connections ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP WEDNESDAYS    7:00 [...]


COVID-19 Safe Connections ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP TUESDAYS    5-6:00PM     MARCH 17& 24, 2020 Facilitated by Shelby [...]


Here’s 6-year-old me, feeling a couple of my parts I’m sure you’ve heard someone say [...]


This month I want to share with you two experiences that impacted me individually and [...]

  • Building resilience

Building Resilience: How Therapy Helps You Stay Resilient

To speak of building resilience, I first want to speak about physics. Physics defines resilience [...]

The Push & Pull of the Holiday Season

During the months of November and December, many clients feel the push and pull of [...]

  • Embrace gratitude to stop the tornado of chaos

Embrace Gratitude: When Enough is Enough

Often when I hold initial conversations with my clients, they’re in the midst of their [...]

  • A Rising Strong quote about vulnerability

Daring Way™ Workshops: What Can I Get Out of Them?

I often receive inquiries from individuals who share that they've read the numerous books written [...]

  • Kathryn Grooms: train for a marathon

How Therapy Helped Me Train for a Marathon

For the past 5 months, I have been training to run the New York City [...]

  • Move from 'shoulding' to 'wanting'

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Moving from ‘Shoulding’ to ‘Wanting’ through Therapy

From an early age, we begin to learn stories. We hear stories about wizards, princesses, [...]

WORDS MATTER: Especially When We’re Talking to Ourselves

I said to a client yesterday, you never hear a fan of a sporting event [...]

We all need an Anthem Playlist!

  I can’t remember the last time I was moved as much as I was [...]

The Gift of Your Faults

“I give you the gift of your faults.” In the movie A Wrinkle in Time, [...]

  • Finding Our Way Through Fear

Finding Our Way Through Fear

Everywhere I turn today I see people experiencing fear. I see it in their eyes [...]

  • Healing Our Relationships

Healing Ourselves & Our Relationships

Some of the most important work I facilitate with individuals and couples is exploring what [...]

  • Harm Reduction

When Drugs Cause Harm

In light of the media attention surrounding the drug related death of  the actor Philip [...]

  • Harm Reduction

What is Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

A psychotherapeutic approach that accepts that individuals may engage in harmful behaviors and/or behaviors that [...]

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been proven [...]

  • Gestault Psychotherapy

What is Gestault Therapy?

Gestalt therapy is a humanistic psychotherapeutic approach focusing on awareness in the present moment and [...]

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Frederick Douglass

Therapeutic Methods:
Gestalt Therapy NYC •
Harm Reduction •
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) •

Brene Brown –
Pema Chodron –

Callen Lorde Community Health Center-
Gay and Lesbian Community Center –
Vocal –
Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center –
Gestalt Center –
Anti-Racism –,