Counseling

Dr. Sullivan, no offense, I don’t think of you as a person; I think of you as a healer.

Our work together is a journey of feeling safer, calmer, and better able to flow no matter what arises in Life. I bring an integrative approach to working with adults, children, and adolescents, as well as groups, partners,  and families.   We identify and discover practices that uniquely promote your healing, resilience, and freedom.  Tools I introduce throughout our time together may include: Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and PREPARE/ENRICH.

Mindfulness is paying attention to your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations in the present moment with acceptance.  Several approaches to mindfulness practice will inform our work together including intergenerational cultural practices, Mindful Awareness Practice, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, and Mindful Self-Compassion.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  (EMDR) is an approach to healing past trauma and recurrent stressors, navigating present discomfort, and experiencing future goals and dreams.  EMDR supports individuals and groups move through recent crises and enduring traumatic  and/or stressful experiences, while nurturing growth and resilience. 

PREPARE/ENRICH is a tool for working with partners throughout their relationship journeys. It has an online assessment (for an additional fee)  that invites us to explore your relationships’ unique strengths and opportunities to grow.

Common journeys include:

Navigating systemic barriers

Remembering hope-based and resilient strategies

Stress Management

Racial Identity

Sexual Orientation

Life Transitions

Forced and planned moves including international relocation

Family Counseling including: Cohabiting, Premarital, Married, Completing, and Coparenting Partners

Trauma Recovery

Grief

Mood Regulation (Anger, Anxiety, and Depression)

Dr. Sullivan, thank you for allowing me “to vent about life or laugh at it all.”  

If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.  If you are in the New York City area you may also call 1-800-NYC-WELL.

Counseling sessions are available weekdays and evenings, in-person and via secure videoconferencing.  To schedule a free 15-minute consultation please call 347-725-0339 or email me at melba@sage3c.com. For a brief video, click this link:

https://zencare.co/provider/therapist/melba-sullivan