“Together, we look into the patterns that may or may not be holding us back and discuss what we can do now to establish healthier patterns in our behaviors and relationships.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
During my early years as an undergrad, I realized I had a strong passion for human development, behavior, and psychology. I knew I wanted to be in a helping profession and pursuing a degree in psychotherapy provided me with the knowledge and tools I needed to be able to help others. My years of experience, along with having been in therapy myself, helped me understand the process from the client’s perspective. I can relate to my clients because I have also had to do the “inner work” myself. By this, I mean digging deep into the internal wounds, looking at who or what caused them, recognizing coping methods, and assessing if the patterns are healthy or unhealthy. Together, we look into the patterns that may or may not be holding us back and discuss what we can do now to establish healthier patterns in our behaviors and relationships. Once we have identified these, we can learn how to set boundaries and how to overcome roadblocks that are preventing us from becoming the best version of ourselves.
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 will get started with a free intro call to get to know each other. I believe in the importance of establishing a strong therapeutic alliance. Research has shown that the primary predictor of success in therapy is the alliance between the therapist and client. It's important that you find a therapist with whom you feel safe and comfortable sharing your private thoughts and feelings. If we are a good fit, we’ll schedule our first appointment! I have a welcoming and empathic approach that makes getting started easier. In the course of therapy, there will be a lot of self-exploration; thoughts, feelings, and experiences from your past and present will come to light. These help me understand the nature and origins of the problems you are experiencing. I will guide and support you through this process. Together, we'll expand your awareness and identify strategies for change and transformation.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about two things! One, mental health care is now becoming more accessible! Through the use of telehealth, I have been able to provide services to clients from different areas in New York. It takes away the hassle of having to commute to an office setting, which sometimes can be inconvenient to clients due to conflicting schedules. Through telehealth, I am able to offer high-quality services to my clients from the comfort of their home. Second, we continue to work on breaking the stigma that surrounds mental health. I have noticed that, in the last couple of years, we have made huge progress in this area. There is still a long way to go but more and more people are now reaching out to mental health professionals for help. Oftentimes, people wait to start therapy until their life has become unmanageable but it is easier to work on ourselves when we are not in the middle of a crisis.
Is my information kept confidential?
Yes, your information is kept in the strictest of confidence. Your information will not be disclosed to anyone unless I have your written permission or request. There are exceptions to this, and although exceptions are very rare, I will explain them in detail during our free intro call. Please understand that I take your right to confidentiality very seriously.
“Once we have identified these, we can learn how to set boundaries and how to overcome roadblocks that are preventing us from becoming the best version of ourselves.”