“For as long as I can remember, I have placed immeasurable value on relationships; I am fascinated by people and appreciate when people are curious about themselves and others.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have diverse clinical experience which allows me to work with clients from different backgrounds and treat a wide variety of concerns. I have experience working with both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in forensic settings and in a private practice in Manhattan where my clientele was comprised of finance executives, lawyers, actors, and students, among others. I have specialized experience and training in working with compulsive and problematic sexual behaviors, including pornography addiction. I consider the breadth of my experiences to be my most valuable strength and the cornerstone of my ability to understand and connect with clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I work coactively with my clients, which means I assign homework and partner with you to meet goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Reading and continuing education is something every therapist should incorporate into their practice. Culturally competent interventions are important to me and something that I keep up with in the literature regularly.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
For as long as I can remember, I have placed immeasurable value on relationships; I am fascinated by people and appreciate when people are curious about themselves and others.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
For two years, I worked in a lab that studied race-based traumatic stress injury. I was incredibly lucky to be able to help contribute research that measured the psychological impact of racism. My experience in that lab informs not only my clinical practice every day, but also how I show up in the world as a person.
What will you do for me as my therapist?
Like most things in life, there are few promised outcomes in therapy. What I do pledge to my clients is that I will always try my hardest to understand your experience and will work to the best of my ability from that point on to help you.
“I will always try my hardest to understand your experience and will work to the best of my ability from that point on to help you.”