“My approach is humanistic and client-centered, which means I tailor each treatment process to best meet the needs of that particular client.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Both of my parents were therapists when I was growing up. I found their way of deeply understanding what makes people tick really intriguing. I began my career working with children on the autism spectrum and found that fascinating and really rewarding. Today, I work with adults from all walks of life, individually and in couples. I utilize emotionally-focused therapy in my work with couples and practice EMDR with people who have experienced acute trauma.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach is humanistic and client-centered, which means I tailor each treatment process to best meet the needs of that particular client. My process is guided by a belief that people have a deep need to feel understood on a very profound level.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I've found that mindfulness and breathwork can be incredibly useful for people struggling with anxiety. I utilize my personal experience with yoga and meditation to bring the benefits of these practices to my clients in ways that are personal and accessible for them.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a native New Yorker, I really value the rich diversity of this city and love learning about the ways in which culture informs mindset and behavior. Family culture, ethnic culture, race, and class culture all play integral parts in who we are and how we experience the world.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth has broadened the scope of mental health and allowed so many more people to access services they might not have had access to in the past due to geography, difficult work schedules, or physical limitations. It will benefit the field of mental health and the wellbeing of clients for the foreseeable future.
“My process is guided by a belief that people have a deep need to feel understood on a very profound level.”