“I am very person-centered and develop genuine connections with my clients in order to create a sense of safety and trust while navigating their reason for coming to treatment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I started my career working in a therapeutic foster care agency in the South Bronx. This is where the foundation of my practice began. From there, I worked in a hospital setting that was directly related to community outreach. Simultaneously, I worked for an outpatient mental health clinic, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. I am comfortable working with all age ranges, from children to adolescents to adults. I am very person-centered and develop genuine connections with my clients in order to create a sense of safety and trust while navigating their reason for coming to treatment. I am very personable and will use humor at times to humanize the client’s experience. I have an innate desire to want to help people and push them to succeed. I have a lot of experience in the field, which has shaped my practice in becoming person-centered and strengths-based. I look forward to working with you.
What should someone know about working with you?
Together, we will complete a consultation and an intake process to explore your history as well as current events that led you to seek treatment. From there, we will explore a goal or two that you would like to work toward. Throughout the clinical process, we will explore and discuss achievements, milestones, and progress. I like to use a reflective process to ensure you feel as though you are benefiting from sessions. We will engage in some exercises to facilitate discussions and an exploration of growth and development. I genuinely enjoy working with diverse groups of people and age ranges.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I love learning new modalities and techniques to implement into my practice. I have completed a two-year training through the Gestalt Center as well as online courses for trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I have attended workshops related to mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modifications, and motivational interviewing. I have a wide array of interests in the mental health field and love seeking opportunities to learn more. I feel these trainings and the curiosity to learn more influence my practice and allow me to help a wider range of people.
“I am very personable and will use humor at times to humanize the client’s experience.”