“I am a good listener, I am nonjudgmental, and I have a calm and empathetic manner with clients.”
What drew you to your area of focus?
My areas of focus were influenced by life and professional experiences. My psychiatric training at New York University was based largely upon the person-centered (Rogerian) approach to therapy. The person-centered therapist provides clients with an unconditional positive regard to help them grow toward their potential. This comes naturally to me. My interactions with clients are guided by this mindset. I have gained expertise in managing childhood and adolescent disorders at Four Winds Hospital, a predominantly pediatric hospital. At Mosaic Mental Health, I have gained experience in treating adults struggling with a wide range of psychiatric disorders.
What about you makes you well-suited to be a therapist?
My approach to therapy is person-centered, which comes as a second nature for me. I am a good listener; I am non-judgmental and have a calm and empathetic manner with clients.
What does your intake process look like?
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.
“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.”