Emilce Suarez-Lipton, LCSW, PLLC
Psychotherapy and Spiritual Wellness
I offer an affirming and collaborative space for exploration of Self and connecting with your inherent capacity for healing. My holistic approach to psychotherapy is informed by my formal training and exploration of different frameworks and modalities.
Contemporary Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory: I am fascinated by the complexities of our inner and relational dynamics and how early relationships and experiences during development have an impact on the way that we relate to ourselves and the world during adulthood.
Internal Family Systems (IFS): This evidence-based model of psychotherapy founded by Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. is based on the premise that the mind is naturally multiple and that having these multiple parts is actually a good thing. This model resonates with my view of the human inner experience as it teaches that our inner parts are not good or bad, that they contain valuable qualities and that they are who they are for a reason. Our Core Self knows how to heal allowing us to become integrated and whole. In the IFS model, all parts are welcome.
Mindfulness Therapy: It refers to having a conscious awareness of the present moment inviting us to approach our experience with openness and without judgment. Although certain mindfulness practices allow for relaxation, that is not the focus in Mindfulness therapy. The aim is to increase awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and actions and the way these impact our perception of ourselves and the world around us. This expanded awareness allows us to equally expand our perception and shift our perspective.