“I am a good listener, I am nonjudgmental, and I have a calm and empathetic manner with clients.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My areas of focus were influenced by life experiences and my internships when studying psychiatry at NYU. These focused on treating the major psychiatric disorders in children and adults. My training and experience continues at my places of employment: Four Winds Hospital and Mosaic Mental Health. At Four Winds, I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for children of all ages in the inpatient setting. At Mosaic, I provide medication management for adults in the outpatient setting. My theoretical orientation in therapy is person-centered (Rogerian), which comes as a second nature for me. I am a good listener, I am nonjudgmental, and I have a calm and empathetic manner with clients. I have good relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities.
What should someone know about working with you?
Clients are encouraged to reach out to me for a free consultation to discuss why the client is seeking help and what services I can provide. Should the client and I decide to proceed and begin treatment, a psychiatric evaluation will be scheduled. The psychiatric evaluation is more comprehensive than the consultation and will often take 60-minutes to complete. At the end of the evaluation, the client and I will discuss goals and a treatment plan that will help move the client toward achieving those goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I embrace continuing education opportunities, stay up-to-date on the latest research and evidence-based practice, and I consult with peers and mentors.
“At the end of the evaluation, the client and I will discuss goals and a treatment plan that will help move the client toward achieving those goals.”