“The beauty of therapy is that our brain is capable of reshaping itself to transform how we are feeling and how we see the world.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I’ve always grappled with the idea of nurture versus nature; how much of our behavior stems from our genetic makeup (nature) versus how much comes from the environment in which we were raised (nurture)? This led me to this field of study; I started as a counselor in the field of mental health in 1999. In 2006, I graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University, and in 2015 I furthered my studies and became certified as a trauma professional. I presently hold two certifications in Trauma work. The beauty of therapy is that our brain is capable of reshaping itself to transform how we are feeling and how we see the world. I will show you how to do that.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process takes one or two sessions so that I can best assess what works for you. I blend a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic, and humanistic approaches.The therapeutic relationship is important. From a place of mutual respect, I show you that transformation is possible.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Because the field of mental health is always advancing, I continue to train with experts through workshops, trainings, and research. I also have a solid team of mental health professionals with whom I consult.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in a person’s capacity to change. Our brain is capable of reshaping itself to transform how we are feeling and how we see the world. That is my work as a therapist - helping you to rewire your thought processes with simple practices and reshaping cognitive distortions so that you live a happy and fulfilling life.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
More and more research is uncovering the mind-body connection. Understanding the neurobiology of brain function and its relation to our bodies provides me with a different view of how to effectively treat my clients.
“From a place of mutual respect, I show you that transformation is possible.”