“I have always had a fondness for listening to humans share their life experiences and helping them to see and believe how truly amazing, unique, and special they are.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
New York City was the playground for my graduate education and clinical development; it’s where I spent three years studying the art of clinical social work at Fordham University in Manhattan to obtain my master’s degree. My passion for treating eating disorders led me to work in outpatient, intensive-outpatient, and residential treatment settings where I have experience treating individuals suffering from severe eating disorders and co-occurring illnesses. I have also worked in outpatient and intensive-outpatient treatment settings, providing therapy and counseling to individuals struggling with substance use issues. I also worked with family members and significant others of those struggling with addiction issues to address the impact of addiction issues in relationships. I have always had a fondness for listening to humans share their life experiences and helping them to see and believe how truly amazing, unique, and special they are.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use an eclectic approach, which means that I draw from several treatment modalities based on the unique needs of each client. I use a person-centered approach incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques. I value humor, authenticity, and empathy as key components of the therapeutic process. I believe the therapeutic relationship plays a crucial role in fostering change and serves as a corrective experience from previous negative interactive patterns. Beyond theory, I feel strongly that humans are amazing beings and there is healing power in simply being present with someone, listening to them, and truly hearing them.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I love this profession because I know that for the rest of my career, I will never stop learning about the human experience. I consider myself a naturally curious person and am always trying to learn more about humans, as I truly believe that we are unique and special beings! Clients describe me as warm, authentic, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and down-to-earth. I consider these core values of my therapy practice, my profession, and how I try to live my life each and every day. When we can experience ourselves with compassion and curiosity while suspending judgment, we can get in touch with our truest self. Our work together will serve as a path to exploring your most authentic self. Are you ready to find out how truly amazing you are?
“When we can experience ourselves with compassion and curiosity while suspending judgment, we can get in touch with our truest self.”