“I believe that all women have the innate ability to heal and tap into their own strengths and resilience.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
For as long as I can remember, I have always been the helper in my family—and my own path to healing sparked my passion to help others as a therapist. When I was a teenager, I began volunteering with an array of populations, such as the elderly, domestic violence survivors, adults, children, and families. During graduate school, I shifted my focus to empowering women to build resilience and heal from trauma, grief, and unresolved childhood issues. Now, I specialize in treating grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression—and as a native New Yorker, I uniquely understand the challenges of living in a fast-paced environment.
What should someone know about working with you?
My goal as a trained psychotherapist is to honor your space, and guide and support you as you restore courage and joy to manifest the life you deserve. My therapeutic work is trauma-informed, evidenced-based, and client-centered—and I offer a variety of modalities that can be tailored to your unique circumstances. I aim to help women reach their individual goals, and I believe that all women have the innate ability to heal and tap into their own strengths and resilience. My goal for all women is to thrive, despite any challenges along the way.
How does collaboration with other providers inform your work?
Collaborating with other professionals is an essential part of care. Having worked in healthcare for several years, I have learned the importance of integrating medical and mental health services. This may require, with your consent, collaborating with a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and other providers to assure the best quality of care for you. It is important to understand that the mind, body, and soul are all connected.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
You may feel tethered to the trauma you have endured or continue to endure, which may prevent you from unveiling your full potential. It's hard to put yourself first when you've felt hindered by past experiences that left you feeling powerless and unmotivated. Therefore, I've dedicated my practice to helping women like you finally take action. It takes a lot of strength to start therapy, but once you begin gaining clarity and insight, you will live a fuller life. I will always support you as you restore courage and joy in your life.
Are there any books that have influenced your approach to therapy?
As an avid reader, it is difficult to choose just one or two books. The book “Tuesdays With Morrie,” by Mitch Albom, resonates with me as a psychotherapist. The book is about a professor with a terminal illness who shares his wisdom with his student. One of the most impactful themes is the importance of having a positive attitude and living in the present. As Albom writes, "Accept who you are and revel in it." This book influenced my passion to practice with a strength-based perspective and help women explore their strengths, exercise gratitude, and stay in the present.
“It takes a lot of strength to start therapy, but once you begin gaining clarity and insight, you will live a fuller life.”