Rikki Gottlieb, MSW, LCSW
Queens College, BA
Fordham University, MSW
In my practice of over 22 years, as a skilled therapist, I have provided a solution-focused and strength based approach to therapy. It is my belief that by setting goals that support both collaboration and balance, it can create a more successful outcome for all types of relationships and life issues. My private practice consists of individuals, families and couples who are faced with anxiety, depression, grief, family conflicts, health concerns or co-parenting issues.
As a marriage and family therapist I have developed a protocol to understand each person’s needs and expectations. I then formulate specific goals to manage those highly charged emotions that can create obstacles to compromise and productive decision making. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, my clients are able to share alternative viewpoints, improve their coping skills, eliminate impulsive reactions and make overall better life choices for themselves and their family.
I am enthusiastic with the idea of providing collaborative divorce coaching for clients who need to avoid unnecessary emotional and financial costs that could arise from a drawn-out litigation divorce. It is so important to work collaboratively during the divorce process to ensure that goals are reached that will be in the best interest of the children and allow for sound emotional and family financial foundations. In the collaborative experience, as a Divorce Coach, I can also help foster a more positive outcome and healthier adjustment with co-parenting issues that may arise post-divorce.