“I am a clinically-trained psychotherapist but also specialize in person-centered, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapies and I am a certified grief counselor as well.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Technically, this is my first career as I obtained my degree later than most. I had previously worked as a case manager and realized that I wanted more. I was then introduced to clinical work by a friend who later became my supervisor. I am passionate about helping others. My ability to see individuals for who they are and the goals that they wish to obtain has enabled me to be successful as a therapist. I have previously worked at a mental health clinic and at a substance use clinic. My previous work experience enables me to offer services to a wide array of clients. I am a certified grief counselor and EMDR-trained. As a grief counselor, I have been able to assist many with their grief, especially during these trying times. I am licensed in both New York and Delaware.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am open to offering a free 15-minute consultation to determine if we are a good fit for one another. I do this via phone or my HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. It's important that you feel comfortable. I am a clinically-trained psychotherapist but also specialize in person-centered, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapies and I am a certified grief counselor as well. My goal is to pick up as many new skills as possible and I am open to learning new modalities.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I often visit the PESI website, and I am on their mailing list. I continue to engage in as much training as I possibly can, as I enjoy learning new skills and enhancing my current skills. I am interested in learning more about dialectical behavior therapy. It is my belief that collaboration with other providers helps to broaden my knowledge base and assist with other techniques to use in practice, which can benefit my clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most certainly excited by the evolving mental health field. In my experience, the telehealth options have benefitted many of those who would have otherwise missed appointments due to physical health conditions and/or increased mental health symptoms. I would be interested in learning what other providers have experienced during the transition to telehealth.
“My goal is to pick up as many new skills as possible and I am open to learning new modalities.”