“I work to provide a healthy and creative environment where I center my clients as the experts.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a therapist was the result of combining various experiences as well as passions. My interest in humanity, psychology, and spirituality led me to this field. I find it profoundly fascinating to think about what may cause us to behave as we do and the way that forces that are not even consciously known to us influence our actions. This curiosity is a thread that moves through all my work and my life. My clinical focus is person-centered, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic, as it includes the factors that I believe are the most indicative of understanding the structures that impact both my clients and myself. My expertise and training are focused on working through experiences of anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, and shame.
What should someone know about working with you?
I take a collaborative and conversational approach to counseling. I work to provide a healthy and creative environment where I center my clients as the experts. My intent as a therapist is to become a mirror so my clients can think deeply and reflect on their desires, purpose, and patterns. I emphasize genuineness and empathy in my work. By centering around your truths, I bring warmth and openness to the clinical relationship.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values are profoundly influenced by my personal and professional narratives. Growing up as an immigrant in New York, I had to learn how to navigate various systems during my process of acculturation. I have straddled both sides of the fence, first as someone who has had to face factors of adversity as an immigrant and now as someone who has the privilege of being in the role of a helping professional. Through a diverse set of experiences and vacillating between how to navigate different parts of my identity throughout my life, I have come to appreciate the depth of the human experience, no matter how painful or pleasant it may be.
“By centering around your truths, I bring warmth and openness to the clinical relationship.”