“Therapy is an important process of reflecting, assessing, and creating resolution or next steps for a solution.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
With an education in psychology and criminal justice, I have been passionate about systematic transformation through large scale advocacy and by supporting individuals with strengthening and elevating their voice. My experience supporting families and youth with evidence-based parenting support and my experience working with school-based adolescents and families gave me insight into many different systems that impact people throughout New York. After many years in a supervisory role, I was reminded of what I truly missed about the direct therapeutic work. This led me to begin working in a private practice in Queens. After working there for years, I wanted to transition to my own private practice. I have received a great deal of training to support an array of presenting concerns that individuals bring to the therapeutic space. I am trained in many evidence-based and proven effective practices and I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety and depression.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy is an important process of reflecting, assessing, and creating resolution or next steps for a solution. I am grounded in the idea that therapy is typically once a week for an hour, so homework and work outside of the therapy room is crucial for a successful outcome but you do not need to do it alone! I am here to give insight and support while navigating through your challenges, as it can be hard on your own. We will co-create what your goals look like to ensure that we can measure success through change in thoughts, behaviors, and overall mood.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Access to therapy has been hard for many Americans and especially New Yorkers. Travel barriers (cost, length of traveling, and inconvenience of locations), childcare considerations, and many other barriers have stopped people from receiving the type of therapy they want and deserve. I am very excited that telehealth is bringing opportunity to so many more New Yorkers. This has given me the chance to treat people who I could not previously connect with or who might have had to cancel sessions due to things outside of their control. Telehealth has given access and support to many new people and has allowed more consistent support than ever before. This is why I am offering telehealth therapy: To be available to all!
“We will co-create what your goals look like to ensure that we can measure success through change in thoughts, behaviors, and overall mood.”