“It is absolutely possible to learn to manage your anxiety, improve your self-esteem, let go of that neverending need for perfection, and live a happier life!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After getting my Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration Degrees from Florida State University, I moved from my home in Miami to New York City. I have worked in clinical and management positions at nonprofits, helping young adults and veterans improve their mental health, obtain housing, and gain employment. I love my work as a therapist because I get to help millennial women and teens who I can really relate to. It is absolutely possible to learn to manage your anxiety, improve your self-esteem, let go of that neverending need for perfection, and live a happier life! I use an integrative approach to help women and teens gain the insight and skills needed to strengthen their relationship with themselves and those important to them.
What should someone know about working with you?
Reaching out and asking for help can feel daunting but here's what you can expect! We'll get started with a free intro call to get to know each other. If we're a good fit, we'll schedule an appointment and I'll send you a couple of quick forms to complete before our first session. I'll send you a link for our video calls that you can use every week. I have a welcoming, relatable, and empathetic approach that will make getting started a bit easier. During our first session or two, I'll ask you a bunch of questions to get a better picture of your life journey. I will listen to you without judgement and we will come up with goals of what you hope to accomplish in therapy. During sessions, you'll have an opportunity to vent, gain perspective and new insights, learn to challenge your thoughts, receive feedback, and develop and practice new coping skills. Sometimes therapy can be tough work and sometimes it is fun and full of laughter. Either way, I am here to support you.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so excited that mental health care is becoming more accessible! Through telehealth, I am able to help clients across New York and New Jersey, which would've never been possible in a traditional practice setting.
How do I know if I should see a therapist?
Many people wait to start therapy until their life has become unmanageable. But did you know that it’s actually much easier to work on yourself when you’re not in the middle of a crisis? Everyone can benefit from therapy and it may be useful for you if the following applies: You wonder what you can do to be the happiest version of yourself; you want to have healthier, more open and honest relationships; you are trying to gain more insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; you’d like to decrease your need for perfectionism; you want to become more comfortable with feeling sad, angry, anxious, stressed, or frustrated; you want to learn more coping skills to better manage these emotions; you’d like to improve your self-esteem and self-worth; or you are trying to learn to prioritize and be more productive.
“I use an integrative approach to help women and teens gain the insight and skills needed to strengthen their relationship with themselves and those important to them.”