Stacey Klein | Therapy in Manhattan
“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.“
– A.A Milne from “Winnie the Pooh”
“If one knew oneself to be precious, one would guard oneself with care”-
– Buddha , The Dhammapada
As human beings, we have deep needs to be seen, heard, felt, understood, held (emotionally and physically) and valued by others. But along the way, most of us had to sacrifice some of these needs to conform with the needs or expectations of our families and our culture. In the process, we may have lost contact with our own liveliness, spontaneity or capacity to reach for and get our needs met or even know what we need to feel happier. We may shut down or numb out through food or other forms of escape to not feel any pain- which is understandable. But we can only avoid ourselves for so long.
When we don’t attend to our missed needs, they can appear either in the guise of physical tensions or illness in our bodies, as intense emotional pain or as problems in our relationships with our children, our partners or as a lack of relationship or a feeling of estrangement from our life goals. These “missed places” are parts of us that desperately need our attention and compassion so we can feel whole again.
Psychotherapy is the light that can pierce through the fog. Psychotherapy is a powerful path that awakens you to your inner life and to the light that you uniquely are to the world so that you can live a more meaningful and joyful life. Psychotherapy cultivates your awareness of how you function in the world and teaches you how to move through your feelings rather than avoid them. Enhanced awareness of your experience opens up new possibilities and deeper satisfaction.
The therapeutic relationship offers a secure base from which you can explore new avenues for coping with and transform difficult experiences and feelings. As you become more aware of your feelings, your relationship with yourself and the world will change, your experience of life will shift and you will discover easier access to states of ease, grace and peace.
In my practice, I combine a variety of highly effective cutting edge therapies which can help you untangle your inner and outer knots and move through painful places in your present life that are holding you back. I will assist you in accepting yourself and in learning new skills so you can make the changes you desire and live more fully and peacefully in the moment.
My style is interactive, holistic and creative. Structured and gentle in my approach, I will guide you, and teach you how to make space for your feelings. Please read on to learn more about how I work. It would be a privilege for me to help you claim your invaluable place and voice in your life and in the world.