“My primary approach is psychodynamic, which means I'm equally interested in your contemporary life, your personal history, and your current experiences in the present moment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I never knew any counselors or therapists or the amazing work that they did. However, the burgeoning desire to help others and support others during their most difficult times was always my natural inclination. Growing up struggling with my own internal triggers, I longed to be deeply understood. By the time I got to undergrad, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: Help counsel others struggling with innate emotional challenges. I immediately changed my major and began the process of becoming part of the healing community after graduate school. I didn't stop there; shortly after, I successfully completed a two-year training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. It was so important to me to receive postgraduate training so that I could be the best therapist possible when supporting the clients who come to me for help. There's nothing else that I would rather do; becoming a psychotherapist was my life’s calling.
What should someone know about working with you?
I work well with individuals who are curious about themselves and who want a deeper understanding into their emotional challenges. My primary approach is psychodynamic, which means I'm equally interested in your contemporary life, your personal history, and your current experiences in the present moment. However, as needed, I will tailor the approach to the individual. I offer a brief initial phone consultation in order to explore if we’re a good match. If it feels like we're a good fit, we can move forward in working together on a regular basis. I look forward to hearing from you and being part of your journey toward writing a newly fulfilled script for your life.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Growing up in the Bronx, there wasn't a lot of access to mental health therapy for people who were challenged by day-to-day stressors or recurring traumas experienced in their life. I know the importance of having emotional support and how life-changing it can be when paired up with the right psychotherapist. Having a connection with someone is key and I strongly believe that therapy is about the therapeutic relationship that's built between provider and the individual seeking support.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I love how mental health has become more destigmatized and that more individuals are gaining access to quality care.
Are you ready to write a new script for your life? Tired of feeling anxious, experiencing low mood, and dealing with relationship/family challenges and/or life transitions? Are you having difficulty managing your stressors?
Feel free to reach out to me. I welcome the opportunity to support you in cultivating the change you want to see in your life.
“Having a connection with someone is key and I strongly believe that therapy is about the therapeutic relationship that's built between provider and the individual seeking support.”