“I encourage and emphasize the importance of vulnerability, authenticity, communication, self-acceptance, and positive self-talk.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Throughout my own personal journey, I trusted and felt the most connection with the clinicians who were recovered themselves. Therefore, my own recovery informs my work. I have learned to own my story and share my truth to make you feel more trusting and comfortable. Having this connection has proved invaluable. I am so grateful for my work and love being able to help others find the same freedom that I did. Owning my story, stepping outside my comfort zone, and leaning into discomfort have helped me become the person I am today, doing what I know I was always meant to do.
What should someone know about working with you?
I encourage and emphasize the importance of vulnerability, authenticity, communication, self-acceptance, and positive self-talk. I offer observations and pose questions from an objective standpoint. This is a judgment-free zone: You are safe. I will always be honest and forthright and all I ask is you do the same. I understand this takes trust, which naturally builds in time. To ensure that, I promise to show up for you and be authentic, empathic, honest, real, and raw while helping you feel seen and heard. I have no ulterior motive other than for you to be happy, healthy, fulfilled, and wholeheartedly live your best life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I aim to provide support and education to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. I create a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting clients with a comprehensive outpatient team that includes myself, an ED-sensitive physician, a dietician, and a psychiatrist, if needed. A triple-team approach is often essential for those in recovery, and I collaborate with some of the best ED specialists and treatment centers in New York City.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Courage starts with showing up and allowing our imperfect, authentic selves to be seen. I realize how daunting it can be to reach out when you’re struggling and how difficult it is to find a therapist you implicitly trust. My personal experience in therapy informs my work and empathic concern fuels connection to those in need of emotional nourishment, fulfillment, and a new foundation of confidence. By validating your perspective, I am dedicated to creating a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgmental environment where you can explore and express your emotions, discover proper coping mechanisms, and practice life skills to contend with daily challenges and make empowering choices.
“To ensure that, I promise to show up for you and be authentic, empathic, honest, real, and raw while helping you feel seen and heard.”