“My environment involves the process of building trust and empathy through sessions; I want the client to feel continuously comfortable in the uncomfortable in order to achieve their goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I knew I always wanted to be in a helping profession but I wasn't sure which one. During college, I shadowed social workers and child life therapists at Mount Sinai Hospital, which forever helped inspire me on the path I lead today. It helped me realize my passion was to assist families and children impacted by trauma, including that of chronic illness, death/dying, and much more. Completing meaning-centered therapy, CBT training, and a certificate in palliative care has helped me grow through this process and find ways to help clients develop their own goals and self-soothing tools through legacy work.
What should someone know about working with you?
My environment involves the process of building trust and empathy through sessions; I want the client to feel continuously comfortable in the uncomfortable in order to achieve their goals. At times, I will provide homework to help you continue the work outside of session. My hope is to work with clients who are motivated to continue this process!
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
My hope is to continue learning techniques that can assist my clients. In the future, I would like to do more work on mindfulness techniques and other CBT trainings. I also hope to collaborate with other professionals so that I can build interdisciplinary teams (such as those with psychiatrists) to assist my clients who might benefit from this.
“My hope is to work with clients who are motivated to continue this process!”