“I am passionate about empowering people and providing them tools to feel unstuck, heard, and validated.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I studied psychology in undergrad at Boston University and then immediately attended the Columbia School of Social Work for my master’s in social work. I am passionate about empowering people and providing them tools to feel unstuck, heard, and validated. Most of my training and experience is in family therapy. I am trained in functional family therapy and multisystemic family therapy, and I participate in training at the Ackerman Institute for Families. While my experience and training is in family therapy, I use a systemic lens and approach when I work with individuals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I tailor my approach and style to each client I work with based on their needs; I do not use a one-size-fits-all approach. My intake process is short and consists of gathering insurance details, a brief family history, and a mental health history. I currently only see clients virtually.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy continuing education opportunities and reading about best practices. Consulting with colleagues supports me in providing quality care to clients and I will never share identifying information.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I am aware of the privileged and oppressed parts of my identity and how they shape my practice. I take accountability for when I make mistakes and believe in growing and learning from them.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most interested in learning about burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.
“I am most interested in learning about burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.”