“I use a comprehensive approach to address all elements of your life, because you are so much more than just your symptoms.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I was the one my friends came to for a nonjudgmental, grounding shoulder to lean on. I have always been interested in connecting with others, problem-solving, and learning about what drives human behavior. While pursuing my career as a mental health counselor, I gained experience working in inpatient and intensive outpatient hospital settings. I completed my licensing requirements while working at a group private practice, seeing young professionals looking to meet the demands of New York City life. I also worked at a community mental health clinic with a diverse population of adolescents, adults, individuals, and couples.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use a comprehensive approach to address all elements of your life, because you are so much more than just your symptoms. Upon intake, we will go in depth to explore your reasons for seeking therapy, your unique history and experiences, your current stressors, and your future goals. You decide our areas of focus, while I gently guide you through the process. Whether you want to dive into understanding the source of your pain or you're looking for mental health maintenance, I encourage you to set the pace of our sessions and provide regular check-ins to measure progress. I love working with driven adults and couples who are motivated to deepen their insight, build meaningful relationships, and improve their lives.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a therapist, I am constantly looking to grow and improve. Currently, I am working on completing clinical certified trauma professional (CCTP) training to supplement my knowledge of trauma as part of my professional development. In addition, weekly consultation and peer supervision have been absolutely essential to my practice.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Being brought up in a multicultural family has helped shape my understanding of the important role that ethnicity, race, and sexual identity can play in a person's life. I relate to the complexity of navigating the big question "Who am I?" as both an individual and as part of a larger group, culture, and community. Together, we can explore ways to live authentically and embrace all of the wonderful things that make you who you are.
“I love working with driven adults and couples who are motivated to deepen their insight, build meaningful relationships, and improve their lives.”