“I have a passion for helping people develop and understand their identities, self-esteem, and relationships.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From a young age, I recognized that I had an innate ability and desire to empathize with other people’s experiences and make others feel safe and comfortable. I grew up in a high conflict home, which taught me a lot about family dynamics, generational trauma, and how these can impact our wellbeing and development. I have a passion for helping people develop and understand their identities, self-esteem, and relationships. I have been practicing for over 10 years and have a deep dedication to building meaningful relationships with my clients in order to help them live more fulfilling lives. I currently work as a psychotherapist, supervisor, and clinical director at an outpatient mental health clinic in New York City.
What should someone know about working with you?
During our intake process, I like to gather information that will help me better understand who you are and what your goals are. Progress is measured by significant changes in feelings, attitudes, and behaviors.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am currently enrolled in a three-year postgraduate program at the William Alanson White Institute. The program specializes in psychotherapy for children and adolescents. I believe that humans are complex and it is important to always continue to train and learn about human development and behavior.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values center around being sensitive and celebrating all individual differences, including racial and gender differences. I have worked with clients from many different cultures and I have also worked with gay and lesbian clients. I think being open-minded and accepting is essential in this field. I am a cisgender woman who fully supports the LGBTQ community.
“I think being open-minded and accepting is essential in this field.”