“I believe therapy is a practice and commitment from both therapist and client.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always had an interest in human behavior; I was also raised by an empathetic and nonjudgmental person who instilled those same values in me. With these interests and values in mind, I pursued an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology. While volunteering at a youth organization based in NYC, I learned that a master's degree in Social Work would enable me to help others. This education taught me the true importance of approaching others with empathy and meeting them where they are. After obtaining my MSW, I worked in various areas within the mental health field. I realized that helping others to better understand themselves, navigate the world around them, and meet their goals is my life's passion.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy engaging in talk-therapy with adults with the goal of making meaning out of their life experiences, building awareness, and better understanding their relationships. I apply my education and various trainings to create eclectic treatment plans that meet client needs. I believe therapy is a practice and commitment from both therapist and client. It is in this commitment that healing and progress is possible. I am currently offering virtual sessions only but ask that it is treated as if we are in the room together.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I consult with colleagues and attend supervision on a weekly basis. I utilize these meetings to better understand clients and their needs while exploring various treatment methods and approaches. I am currently attending psychoanalytic training, which has helped me to understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I use this to gain insight into how early development and attachment styles play a role in the client’s experiences, situations, and relationships.
“I enjoy engaging in talk-therapy with adults with the goal of making meaning out of their life experiences, building awareness, and better understanding their relationships.”