“I have found that working through a strength-based lens rather than one that is pathologizing is most helpful on the path to healing.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Understanding human nature has been my passion and central to my life's work. Since I can remember, I have been drawn to people's unique stories and have been curious about the beliefs and influences that have shaped their lives and empowered them. I was active as a university professor in theater arts and a theater director for many years. It was a natural evolution to enter the field of psychotherapy, as this work has required me to be a keen observer of human actions, motivations, and body language, which conveys feelings and expresses states of mind. In the therapeutic field, I have worked with individuals, couples, and groups in various clinical settings in Brooklyn and Long Island, seeing a diverse group of people from vastly different backgrounds and demographics. My training encompasses IFS, EFT, body awareness, and mindfulness. I have assisted in Hold Me Tight Workshops for couples. Other experience includes working with depression, life transitions, and blended families.
What should someone know about working with you?
I strive to provide a welcoming and inspiring space for the client. I have found that working through a strength-based lens rather than one that is pathologizing is most helpful on the path to healing. In session, we may tune into the body to help guide us to where your system is holding tension and what may need airing out, support, or release. My intention is to bring empathy, attunement, imagination, and humor into the session. I am trained in humanistic models of therapy with a particular focus on IFS (parts work), which focuses on bringing greater understanding and insight into the disparate parts of us that can be in conflict with one another and create challenges or quandaries. In our sessions together, we create space for deep listening for what feels out of balance and discovering from within the resources that generate a greater sense of wellbeing.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am continually expanding my skills as a therapist through therapeutic training and hands-on workshops so that I may stay informed of current advancements and innovations in the fields of therapy and healing. I am committed to my own ongoing growth as I support, guide, and champion my clients.
“In session, we may tune into the body to help guide us to where your system is holding tension and what may need airing out, support, or release.”