“I am nonjudgmental, open-minded, and caring; I will meet clients where they are.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I discovered at an early age that I had an intuitive and curious nature. As I grew older, that became compassion and empathy for others in need. I have worked at shelter programs, substance use treatment programs, advocating for families and children with ACS involvement, with adjudicated youth, and as manager of a large residential treatment facility for people with co-occurring disorders. I also opened the first recovery center in Queens County. Many of these experiences have informed the work I currently do.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am nonjudgmental, open-minded, and caring; I will meet clients where they are.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I attend trainings to continue development.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in the unlimited potential of the human spirit and resilience.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Mental health services are becoming less stigmatized and more accessible.
“I believe in the unlimited potential of the human spirit and resilience.”