Ally Neuman, LCSW - Strengthening Connections Within and Between
About Therapy and My Approach.



I believe that each of us is doing our best to be happy, which might mean feeling more peaceful or confident, having satisfying relationships or accomplishing professional goals...

During our lifetime we are impacted by many relationships and events - some of which make us strong and confident, but some leave us feeling hurt, overwhelmed, angry, helpless or confused...

We tend to feel nervous and uncomfortable when are are experiencing some of these emotional reactions, which makes us want to retreat.  We try to avoid our unpleasent feelings by overworking, shopping, traveling, relying on drugs, sex or alcohol, exercising fanatically, watching mindless TV or Internet surfing... 

These solutions may offer a temporary relief, but do NOT deliver the lasting results we hope for.

Our feelings carry extremely important information about who we are. To dismiss this information is to cut off an essential part of yourself.

When we suppress our feelings - they don't simply disappear. They drain us of vital energy causing a disconnect from our core self and eventually erupt to the surface in the form of depression, anxiety, chronic unease, emptiness, restlessness, fatigue, rage, luck of motivation, health problems, relational problems, feeling alone even in close relationships, and the list goes on...

Yet, we continue to firm up our efforts to avoid our difficult feelings, wondering why we are unable to experience a lasting relief? 

Something fundamental needs to change - we need to find the courage to face our emotional needs and to give voice to them...

Based on your needs and personal goals for psychotherapy I bring together cutting-edge effective therapy models like Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which integrate short-term psycho-dynamic model, relational models, attachment studies, affective neuroscience, transformational studies and mindfulness skills.

You have a choice to step into your life fully open and to live a life you really want.