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You may have landed here because you...

  • find yourself grappling with the meaning of life, purpose of existence, or nature of reality

  • experience heightened awareness of your own mortality and fear dying or the unknown aspects of death

  • have a yearning for something more significant or fulfilling

  • feel disconnected from your true self and struggle to define who you are or what truly matters

I'm happy you are here. 

New York and New Jersey Psychotherapy


What's existential anxiety?

Existential anxiety is fueled by thoughts about human existence and the conundrum of what it all means. This anxiety pops up when we're deep in thoughts about our reason for being, the whole "here today, gone tomorrow" scenario, life and death, free will, and the universal hunt for inherent meaning. As existential anxiety builds, it's normal to feel unease, restlessness, and wonder "What's the point?".

Is existential anxiety normal?

Yes, existential anxiety is a normal part of being human. Existential questions can be unsettling and uniquely challenging because they often don't have definitive answers. The absence of concrete solutions or universally accepted truths can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed. Confronting existential dilemmas can trigger existential fear, evoking a sense of dread, guilt, and grief about the unknown. Seeking help from a mental health professional can help you process overwhelming feelings and make choices in life that align with your authentic self.

How existential therapy works?

Existential anxiety might feel a bit overwhelming, guess what? It can also be a motivator for some deep thinking and personal growth. It often acts as a nudge that pushes you to ponder life's mysteries and dive into the heart of things. Therapy is like having a map to navigate through those questions and find some meaning.

In therapy, we'll roll up our sleeves and explore your values, your passions, and your dreams. It's shining a light on what truly matters to you and finding ways to weave that into your daily life.

We'll dive into some pretty fascinating themes – like freedom, responsibility, and the quest to be your authentic self. It's all about helping you make choices that align with who you really are.

Why existential psychotherapy?

An existential approach to therapy focuses on exploring the fundamental aspects of human existence and existential questions. The benefits of existential psychotherapy include increased self-awareness, a deeper understanding of one's values, and the development of a more authentic and meaningful life. This approach can be particularly effective for individuals grappling with issues related to identity, cancer, and chronic illness.

Below is a  glimpse of what it can do:

  • It can help you find your own meaning in the midst of all this big stuff.

  • It can guide you to explore your passions and interests, making your days feel more purposeful.

  • It can empower you to embrace your true self and make choices that really resonate with you.

Together, we'll tackle those existential questions and uncover what makes you, you.


existential humanistic therapy

Maybe the weight of existential concerns are contributing to a sense of emotional heaviness, restlessness, and a constant underlying unease.

Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the vastness of existential concerns, leading to heightened stress levels and difficulty managing life.

Maybe identity struggles contribute to feelings of confusion, disorientation, and a loss of a sense of self.

If this is you: Meeting with a therapist can help. Through psychotherapy you can find meaning and purpose in everyday life.

Get in touch!


New York and New Jersey Psychotherapy

Life Transitions

Therapy that helps you navigate shifts and changes in life, encompassing a wide range of experiences. 

Anxiety & Stress

Therapy that helps you understand triggers and learn practical tools to manage stress effectively. 


Therapy that helps you navigate complex emotions and thoughts that may hinder healing.

Existential Anxiety

Therapy that helps you gain insights, contributing to a more intentional and purposeful approach to  life.

Cancer & Illness

Therapy that helps you address the psychological and emotional challenges of illness.

PTSD & Yoga

Holistic approach to trauma care  that combines narrative story telling, skills training,  and yoga.

Caregiver Stress

Therapy that is a space for exploration, helping you with emotional support and coping.


Therapy that utilizes the outdoors to provide opportunities for adapting to uncertainty, and moving forward.

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