“I strive to create a safe space for each client, one where compassion and curiosity can lead to change and finding your most authentic self.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My passion for helping others began at a young age when I assisted children with cerebral palsy and their families in a therapeutic dance class. Through these experiences and my own personal experience with therapy, I learned the tremendous value of a nonjudgmental ear and the significance of feeling fully seen by another person. I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. I have worked in mental health clinics as well the field of palliative care and oncology. I have helped clients address a variety of stressors, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, chronic illness, end-of-life issues, and grief. At times, it can be difficult to see the full picture when you’re inside the frame. I strive to create a safe space for each client, one where compassion and curiosity can lead to change and finding your most authentic self.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe the answers for living a happier life are within each person. Every client brings in different life experiences that inform their strengths and vulnerabilities, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. I pull from various evidence-based treatment modalities as well as the therapeutic relationship to inform change. Ultimately, you are the expert in your life. In a safe, empathic space, we will explore your relationships, patterns of thinking and feeling, and the meanings behind them. I hope to help you connect to your truest self and understand yourself in ways you’ve never considered.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
One of the most exciting things about being a therapist is the constant opportunity for further education and understanding. I am constantly striving to expand my knowledge about the human experience to better serve my clients. I have participated in a variety of training, a postgraduate psychodynamic training, REBT workshops, and a palliative care fellowship. I continue to broaden my knowledge and skills through various continuing education programs and engagement in collaborative work with other clinicians.
“I hope to help you connect to your truest self and understand yourself in ways you’ve never considered.”