Dr. Simko has been a New York City psychotherapist/ psychoanalyst in private practice for more than 25 years. She works with individuals, couples and groups in therapy; using a variety of approaches and techniques designed to suit the individual needs of the client. She works in-person and long-distance by Skype, Facetime, or phone.
Curious about a dream? Wondering what to make of it? You can submit your dream to the Dream Forum for interpretation and discussion. Dr. Simko will read your dream and suggest various themes and meanings found in it. There is no charge! It will not appear online unless you agree. If so, it could be anonymous.
Dr. Simko teaches at various schools and institutions, and presents trainings and workshops throughout the country. The current curriculum, offered at The New School in New York City, includes classes on Theories of Narcissism, Creativity, The Interpretation of Dreams, and Object Relations.
The human voyage is an exciting one, one of growth and challenges, joy and sorrow, connection and solitude. No wonder we need support at times! And because we are formed in relationship, we continue to thrive in relationship. In times of stress or suffering, it is the support of a loving other who listens with empathy, without judgment, and who remains with us that leads to our relief and healing.
Like a flower, we all grow intuitively toward the light. We all want to be whole, joyous, peaceful. The human spirit wants to simply BE, in its authentic and natural state. There are many approaches to healing the wounds, the pain, the breaks and the challenges to our wholeness. Whether we are looking to make small adjustments, to tweak an already-happy life, or to address deeper, earlier or more painful issues that have kept us stuck, we need to know with profound conviction that we can achieve our goals of integration, betterment, growth and healing.
I have been working with people in therapy for almost 30 years. Throughout this time, I have explored new approaches as they arose, integrating their skills and wisdom, and building on my basic approach of working with the therapy relationship. I know that there lies within each of us an innate disposition for healing, for the attainment of peace, clarity, authenticity and serenity. I believe we attain these states most easily within a relationship of attuned responsiveness, that is, in working with someone who listens in the right way, who responds with empathy and with caring.
I bring the learning and skills and many modalities to my work with others. Together we discuss our goals and our work. And so the adventure begins!