“My experiences over the course of the past seven years have shaped who I am as a therapist, helped me hone my clinical skills, and afforded me the opportunity to work alongside my clients on their journey of healing.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After graduating from Fordham University with my M.S.W., I worked in outpatient mental health doing individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention services with clients of all ages, genders, races, cultures, personalities, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. During my first year on the job, I was drawn to learn more about the process of clinical psychotherapy and everything that comes along with being a therapist. In my private practice, I specialize in women's issues and anxiety disorders. These are areas I feel very passionate about and I have taken the time to focus my training to cater to these specialties. I have completed trainings in behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. My experiences over the course of the past seven years have shaped who I am as a therapist, helped me hone my clinical skills, and afforded me the opportunity to work alongside my clients on their journey of healing.
What should someone know about working with you?
The process of therapy involves speaking regularly with a trained professional who can offer you perspective and support as you learn how to navigate specific challenges. As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to be seen and heard without judgement. Our discussions will vary from week to week, depending on your circumstances. In order for this process to be effective, clients actively participate both on and off the (metaphorical) couch. Just as with any other person that you interact with, each therapist has their own style, personality, and way of relating to clients. I have been described by my clients as intuitive, direct, compassionate, and supportive. My work with clients is informed by behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I participate in two supervision groups and I consult with my own supervisor on a weekly basis. I also attend trainings to remain up to date with the best practices. Supervision and trainings help me strengthen my clinical skills as I continue to engage in the lifelong process of learning.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
It is my philosophy that the most important factor for change and healing in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. As someone who has experienced the benefits of therapy as both a client and a practitioner, I have seen firsthand the transformation that comes with a commitment to the process. I approach therapy with patience, compassion, and care, which are all core values of mine.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the expansion of telehealth. I am passionate about the work that I do and one of the biggest barriers that people face when looking to improve their mental health is accessibility. This is why I built my practice in 2018 to be 100% remote. I meet with my clients face-to-face for 45-minute sessions once a week.
“As someone who has experienced the benefits of psychotherapy as both a client and a practitioner, I have seen firsthand the transformation that comes with a commitment to the process.”