“As a person-centered therapist, I feel it is up to you to steer our conversation in whatever way you see fit and to let me know what works for you.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My original career plan was to get an undergraduate degree in journalism. However, that changed when I took my first elective course in psychology. I was captivated by the curriculum's focus on how therapy could change lives for the better and I soon became motivated to understand the intricacies of the human mind. Fast forward six years and I left New York University with a BS in applied psychology and an MA in mental health counseling. I have experience working with many psychological stressors and disorders and I consider these experiences stepping stones toward strengthening my therapeutic abilities in an effort to help others.
What should someone know about working with you?
After a 15-minute consultation to review your current stressors and mutually decide if we are a good fit, I typically structure my sessions based on your needs. As a person-centered therapist, I feel it is up to you to steer our conversation in whatever way you see fit and to let me know what works for you. I am always open to and encourage any feedback you have in an effort to help you get what you are looking for from our sessions. I currently work with adults 18 and older.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I'm an empathetic person who has a deep desire to understand, process, and help you with whatever is at the forefront of your mind. I am also a conversationalist at heart and enjoy the back-and-forth exchange between client and therapist. I feel these exchanges build a trusting rapport necessary for individual growth.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Yes! For eight years, I participated in a research study that documented the experiences of Holocaust survivors who are currently living in New York City. The research focused primarily on how these survivors made and continue to make meaning from the atrocities they encountered. I have been able to honor their inspiring stories in my own practice by helping others create meaningful and compelling narratives from their own traumatic experiences.
“I'm an empathetic person who has a deep desire to understand, process, and help you with whatever is at the forefront of your mind.”