“I consider my clients to be the experts in their lives. My role is to be their guide as they uncover negative patterns and work toward positive change.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always enjoyed volunteering and helping others, so finding a career where I get to listen, be supportive, and help people make meaningful changes was a natural fit and transition for me. Since becoming a therapist, I have worked in community health centers, hospitals, schools, and in private practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
I consider my clients to be the experts in their lives. My role is to be their guide as they uncover negative patterns and work toward positive change. From the very beginning of our time together, we will establish a safe space that allows you to reflect and problem-solve without judgment. In sessions, I use information giving, role-playing, and modeling to break down themes and concepts that are relevant to the client.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
Reaching out for support is not easy. I would encourage clients who are hesitant to try therapy to evaluate what is and is not working in their lives and to take the leap to learn something new about themselves or their behavior.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about initiatives such as ThriveNYC and other programs that highlight the importance of mental health. I am also excited about advancements in the mental health landscape, including telehealth support.
What message do you want to send to potential clients?
Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issues, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step toward getting to a better place and being a better you. I find that I am the best fit for individuals who want to challenge themselves and are looking to enhance their emotional well-being.
“Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issues, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.”