“I believe my down-to-earth personality and true understanding of a person’s existence and purpose in life make me stand out from most clinicians.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always loved helping people even before I knew that this would be my career. Helping people and understanding what people are going through in their life comes to me naturally. We all go through experiences in life that shape who we are and sometimes we learn and grow from our experiences. I believe in second chances and sometimes we need the right person to guide us on the right journey. I believe my down-to-earth personality and true understanding of a person’s existence and purpose in life make me stand out from most clinicians. I have extensive training in working with severe emotional issues, particularly trauma. I have over 25 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient with children, adults, and families. I utilize many skills and interventions, such as mindfulness, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and solution-focused modalities.
What should someone know about working with you?
I really like working with clients who’ve experienced trauma, especially those who are ready to process and heal from past traumatic events. My intake process involves getting background information, signing consent forms, and formulating a treatment plan. The treatment plan is what will guide us to exactly what the client wants to work on in sessions. Once we complete the intake process, we schedule our next session. Weekly sessions involve asking some tough questions, self-analyzing, and homework assignments.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I came to this country when I was five-years-old. I come from immigrant parents who worked very hard in this country to make their American dream come true. My parents raised me to be a very humble and respectful person. I grew up in New York in a very diverse area and I believe this has helped me understand people in a better way. I love working with a diversity of people and upholding cultural sensitivity in my practice.
“I utilize many skills and interventions, such as mindfulness, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and solution-focused modalities.”