“It is immensely important to me that my clients feel unconditional positive regard and safe enough to discuss even the toughest topics in an inclusive, nonjudgmental environment”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My fascination with psychology was born early. I majored in psychology and women and gender studies in college. From there, I studied clinical social work at a top social work program, and now I find myself here, ready to work with you! Most recently, my role has been Assistant Clinical Director and Director of Operations at a prestigious NYC private practice which won the 2019 Best of Manhattan Award in the Psychotherapists category by the Manhattan Award Program. Having previously been a therapist and supervisor at one of New York City’s oldest not-for-profit organizations, I have a tremendous working knowledge of evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic models, including multisystemic therapy, brief strategic family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I use these models, as well as the Gottman Method and Chapman approach, to work with individuals, couples, and families. Throughout my work, I have developed a style that is warm, direct, and actively challenges you to evolve.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am fond of working with individuals, couples, and families who are ready to dive in! It's not always going to be easy, but I will be there by your side throughout this process. My specialties include: Couples therapy (dating, marriage, or relationship concerns and sex therapy); parent-child relationships (family conflict, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD); infertility, sexuality, race, religion, and sexual identity; career and educational concerns or difficulties; anxiety and depression; individuals, couples, and families; and working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
In addition to offering guest lectures throughout New York and Connecticut, I am an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Here, I teach MSW students about evidence-based and evidence-informed models in a course titled, Evidence-Based Practice with Children and Families. I have vast research experience in the areas of stigma in academic settings (women in STEM), the way race or stigma impact trust, adolescents dealing with ADHD and/or substance abuse and how this impacts families, and the most effective and common techniques used in various models of family therapy. It is immensely important to me that my clients feel unconditional positive regard and safe enough to discuss even the toughest topics in an inclusive, nonjudgmental environment. My commitment to staying updated on current research and utilizing evidence-based models is a testament to my resolve to deliver therapy that actually works to meet your goals.
“My commitment to staying updated on current research and utilizing evidence-based models is a testament to my resolve to deliver therapy that actually works to meet your goals.”