“In my private practice, I am able to dive deeper with my clients, help them uncover unhelpful thoughts and patterns, and help them work toward their goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been in awe of the strength that individuals and families are able to tap into even when faced with seemingly impossible hardships. For some, this comes easily; for others, including myself, it takes work and an investment in learning more about themselves. In my work as a pediatric social worker at a NYC hospital, I help families navigate the complexities of our healthcare system and work with children, teens, and their families as they adjust to new diagnoses of chronic illness. In my private practice, I am able to dive deeper with my clients, help them uncover unhelpful thoughts and patterns, and help them work toward their goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I always respect that my clients are the experts on their own lives. After an initial consultation to see if we are a good fit, we work together to identify areas that you would like to explore further. I enjoy working with individuals who are open to learning more about themselves and who are interested in engaging in the therapeutic process. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have type 1 diabetes and who may want to explore how that diagnosis impacts their daily lives, relationships, and sense of self. Taking the first step in finding a therapist requires courage! I look forward to speaking with you!
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
It is important for me to remain up-to-date on evidence-based practices and to keep abreast of new modalities through reading and taking part in training programs. I’ve completed formal training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness-based practices, and family therapy practices through the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I am currently working toward becoming a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) so that I can provide more comprehensive care to the diabetes community.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Now that telehealth options have become more widely accepted and available, I hope more people are willing to reach out and start their psychotherapy journeys. Telehealth allows for more convenience by taking up less time and travel, but it also allows a therapist to gain different insight as we are virtually welcomed into our client’s home and personal space.
“I have a special interest in working with individuals who have type 1 diabetes and who may want to explore how that diagnosis impacts their daily lives, relationships, and sense of self.”