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Before becoming a therapist, Vernon spent years working as a theater director. Both roles involve cultivating a narrative. The major difference with therapy is that patients work to tell their own story with their own voice–and even rewrite the script along the way.
Vernon has worked with diverse populations, including individuals in various creative arts fields and many LGBTQ+ identifying people. He offers clients a thoughtful, empathic, and supportive therapeutic experience.
Vernon brings a psychodynamic-informed framework to the treatment. That means he works with clients to analyze their thought processes and internal experiences. As part of that process, clients can expect him to ask lots of open-ended questions, such as: "Why do you think you did that, or said that?" "How did it feel?" "What do you think would have happened if you had...?"
Therapy can bring up difficult feelings. It can also provide moments of relief, and even (when appropriate) some humor. All emotional states are welcome in Vernon’s therapeutic space.
Vernon also uses action-oriented approaches—like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy—to help patients modify unhelpful behaviors. This approach may involve "homework" assignments intended to help patients apply what they’ve learned between sessions. Vernon’s vision is for his clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves so they can live a more fulfilling story.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Burnout - Coping with unreasonable expectations and feelings of overwhelm in the workplace; restoring energy, balance, and motivation
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
LGBTQ+ related stress - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Resilience Lab, 2020 - Present
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2017 - Present
Neighborhood Counseling Center, 2019
Columbia University, MS, 2018
New York: 093598