Integrative psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY providing individual counseling for adults of all ages.
Jocelyn T. Schwartz, LMHC
Psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY
I believe each of us is born with an authentic self that guides us on our path and has the innate capacity for healing. When that authentic self is not nurtured enough by the environment we live in, it develops defenses as protection. Patterns of behavior, ways of perceiving the world, and anxiety often result. Through our work together, I will help you to integrate mind, body and spirit, strengthening your authentic self and exploring whether the defenses are still needed. As a holistic therapist, I am interested in your strengths as well as your struggles, and my aim is for you to begin to feel grounded, whole and centered.
Working from a mind-body perspective and through a culturally-responsive and antiracist lens, I utilize integrative methods to help you work through difficult emotions. In addition to talking, sessions may involve breathing exercises, meditation or grounding practices to help increase resilience for tolerating uncomfortable emotions. Mindfulness, self-compassion and felt-sense exercises can help you identify your inner voice. EMDR can help you heal from unprocessed traumatic experiences.
I work well with clients who enjoy utilizing their creativity. A sense of humor about the absurdities of life can also open up new perspectives and remind us of our capacity for joy. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD or experiencing a creative block, the potential for healing and moving forward is within you.