“My approach as a therapist is very interactive and I am an active participant in the therapeutic process.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Helping people is something that I have always felt passionately about, and I find great fulfillment in connecting with people on an individual level. My training in CBT gives me a helpful guide in treating anxiety, depression, and the long-lasting effects of trauma. It has also provided me with a base to help people dealing with significant transitions in their lives, including embarking on the journey into parenthood. I obtained my BA in psychology from Muhlenberg College. From there, I earned a master's degree in social work from New York University where I specialized in evidence-based practice in mental health. For eight years after graduate school, I worked in community mental health at the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) where I collaborated closely with clients and worked as a staff supervisor. The skills and experience I gained from this work enabled me to pursue my dream of seeing people in my own practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach as a therapist is very interactive and I am an active participant in the therapeutic process. I approach the therapeutic relationship with curiosity, humanity, and a sense of humor. Most sessions often end with homework assignments that are CBT-focused and geared toward the specific needs of my clients.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Providing the most up-to-date and evidence-based interventions to clients is something that has always been important to me. In order to fulfill this need, I engage in continuing individual supervision where I explore CBT interventions as well as career development in general. I plan to engage in training in cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and perinatal mood disorders.
“I approach the therapeutic relationship with curiosity, humanity, and a sense of humor.”