Therapy with Estee
Are there any philosophies or values that inform your work that I should know about?
I am psychoanalytically trained, which means that I work on creating a space where you can feel safe and heard. My focus in therapy is to actively listen, helping us unpack your past and present as fully as possible.
How much do you share about yourself during our time together and why?
Generally I do not share a lot about myself in sessions unless I feel the information will benefit you. The reason I do not share about myself is not to be withholding, rather it is to allow you to think and feel about me in a way that feels right for you, without reality getting in the way.
If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?
You should expect a safe space to talk about anything that comes up for you. Therapy is a place for you to feel comfortable being authentic without fear of judgment.
How will our relationship be different than relationships I have with friends/loved ones?
Our relationship will be different than any other relationships you have in your life. My job is to listen to your experience fully without bringing my personal thoughts or feelings into the room. Your therapy will be used to create space for you to better understand yourself in a meaningful and fulfilling way.
Where did you work before going into private practice?
I have worked at The Institute for Human Identity as well as The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). Within ICP I worked in the trauma division, the adult treatment division and the LGBTQ+ division ( Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality).
Have you received any particular training beyond your post-Bachelor’s training?
I graduated from psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Do you have experience (5-10 years+) working with any types of obstacles or people in particular?
I have experience working with the specific struggles the LGBTQ+ population face as well as working with individuals who are struggling as a result of their leaving insular communities.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Please bring a valid ID to enter the building
Do I need to be mindful of anything in particular while commuting to your office?
My office is conveniently located close to the 4,5,6,N,R,W and 1,2, 3 trains.