“As your therapist, my role is to partner with you to identify and explore your unique experiences and needs, promote healing, and strengthen your relationships with yourself and others.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I earned my master’s at Columbia University and have been a counselor in New York City public schools for 10+ years, supporting children and families in navigating anxiety, learning disabilities, relationships, and parenting. In 2014, I became a postpartum doula and am honored to support families adjusting to life with a newborn. Postpartum work ignited my passion for helping people adapt to new roles and life stages and enhanced my commitment to uplifting maternal mental health. This includes processing evolving personal and family dynamics during and after pregnancy and treating perinatal depression and anxiety. I also provide space for anyone weighing whether or not to become a parent, navigating assisted or third-party reproduction, or coping with reproductive loss (including infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, or grieving the idea of never becoming a parent). Whatever experiences brought you to read these words, you are not alone and you deserve a supportive space to process your emotions.
What should someone know about working with you?
As your therapist, my role is to partner with you to identify and explore your unique experiences and needs, promote healing, and strengthen your relationships with yourself and others. I help you recognize and maximize your strengths and activate your innate capacity for growth. I apply a systemic and anti-oppressive lens as I help you gain deeper self-awareness and develop new ways of coping with the challenges you face. I have a warm and nurturing style, and I invite a sense of humor into our sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Through readings, trainings, and ongoing learning groups with colleagues and mentors, I work to continue learning about systems of power and oppression and about myself as a white/cis/het female. I am committed to continually working toward antiracism and anti-oppression by exploring the access and privilege from which I benefit, my learned biases, ways I have harmed and can reduce harm to others, and how I can bring equity into my work and communities. In clinical supervision and my own therapy, I strive to embody the same vulnerability and self-exploration that I ask of my clients.
“I help you recognize and maximize your strengths and activate your innate capacity for growth.”