“I have found that people yearn for someone to show up for them—someone who can help them reconnect with their bodies and live wildly exciting lives.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Fierce engagement in life is not just a possibility I create for my clients—it’s also something that I embody as a therapist, athlete, and dancer. I want to help people build the skills I’ve learned to live life unrestrained and free. I have found that people yearn for someone to show up for them—someone who can help them reconnect with their bodies and live wildly exciting lives. Therapy can invigorate you and inspire you to feel ready to take big risks and get big rewards in life.
What should someone know about working with you?
If you don’t like being challenged or want a therapist who will let you off the hook, you might not want to work with me. But if you want a therapist who’s deeply engaged, present, compassionate, and who will encourage you to be your best self, then we’re going to have a beautiful partnership. Just like in fitness, if we don’t push our boundaries, we won’t grow. I have seen many people grow and expand simply because I was able to show up for them.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
Ask yourself these questions: What if you could have someone act as your personal guide through the depths of the darkness and help you find your way? What would your life be like if you didn’t have anxiety? If you didn’t end every day needing to drink or feeling exhausted? What would you do if you knew you could have the love you deserve? If therapy could improve all of those aspects of your life, would you go all in? I know I would. Therapy has the power to do it all.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I studied the origins of depression at Rutgers. The research has helped ground me in the scientific method that I now love exploring in the therapy office. In therapy, we can safely explore your life. What would it be like to try on new feelings, thoughts, and behaviors? We can experiment and discover what feels right for you.
Why do you think it’s important for men to consider therapy?
I see men struggling to step into their power. The journey from boyhood to manhood can be difficult and the wounds men endure can make forming authentic connections feel impossible. I can help men reconnect with the parts of themselves that they don’t regularly access. I can help them build healthy relationships with sex and love, so they can be free from the commonly lived experience of silent suffering. I want men to know that therapy can allow for an inner journey toward reclaiming the power they’ve lost, reconnecting with a heart-centered body, and remembering that they’re worthy of love.
“Just like in fitness, if we don’t push our boundaries, we won’t grow.”