“I aim to understand your perspective, assist you in identifying your core values and beliefs, join together to find what works and does not work in your life, and learn how to navigate and bridge these areas in your world.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been a helper for as long as I can remember. It felt like a blessing and a curse before I identified and used my powers of empathy for good. Did you know that being sensitive to the world around you is a gift? Therapy has guided me to help others without draining my energy and soul. Participating in my own therapy has benefitted not only myself but my family and friends as well as my clients. I dedicated my studies and clinic work to therapeutic intervention and practice after seeing and feeling the impact of suicide and its ripple effects on family, friends, and community survivors. I am to help people navigate their options, focus on harm reduction, and provide alternate ways of dealing with emotional pain so individuals can thrive rather than just survive. Recovery is possible as is post-traumatic growth! I have spent most of my postgraduate work at a community mental health clinic as a therapist and supervisor and I am now offering my services in private practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
If you decide to have me join you on your wellness journey, you can expect a focus on your needs and wants. I aim to understand your perspective, assist you in identifying your core values and beliefs, join together to find what works and does not work in your life, and learn how to navigate and bridge these areas in your world. I believe that disease = disconnection. Let’s connect to fight back against confusion, mixed messages, loneliness, and isolation. Finding your voice and practicing your skills in a safe therapeutic environment can set the tone for making changes in your own life outside of therapy.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Humans are perfectly imperfect; digesting and radically accepting this takes time and practice. Just because you have handled things one way does not mean you have to continue down that path without change. Navigating and understanding patterns and systems has been a passion of mine in order to help understand human behavior. Thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and belief systems are interconnected. We are affected by the systems that we live in, including family and friend circles, employment, and societal systems. Challenging the pressures and expectations from others and self around perfectionist themes and maintaining the status quo can help your soul and person evolve. Engaging in therapy is crucial to life satisfaction and achieving and maintaining goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am energized by telehealth and its accessibility to clients. I am excited to work with individuals all throughout the state of New York. I am originally from Long Island and currently reside in Rochester. Living your best life is possible, even if that feels so far from where you are right now. Intentional and authentic living is possible by adjusting your mindset and rewiring your brain with your own goals rather than someone else’s expectations of you. Whether you are in search of your authentic self, contemplating your relationship status with a human or work situation, in an emotional crisis, or anything in between, I can help.
“Let’s connect to fight back against confusion, mixed messages, loneliness, and isolation.”