“My goal is to create a therapeutic alliance that is built on individualized care, mutual respect, and trust.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up in a household where it was always encouraged that we share our feelings and often recommended that we engage in therapy for extra guidance and support, I learned the true value of sharing and listening from a young age. From shadowing a social worker in her day-to-day practice through a mentorship program in middle school to being the teen who preferred watching documentaries about real life stories and engaging in volunteer work during my precious weekends, I have been on my path to becoming a therapist who listens, supports, and provides the space for others for quite some time. After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I knew I wanted to pursue a profession in the field but was not ready to go back to school right away and decided to pursue another passion of mine: Fashion. After giving fashion merchandising a chance for a few years, I knew pretty quickly that it was not my calling and off to the NYU School of Social Work I went to follow my initial dream.
What should someone know about working with you?
First of all, I would like to commend you for taking this often daunting and overwhelming step of seeking a therapist, whether you are looking to begin therapy for the first time or with someone new. I have been in similar shoes and know how hard it can be to take a risk, allow yourself to be vulnerable, confide in a complete stranger, and find the “right fit” in a therapist. My therapeutic process is driven by you, the client, and we’re in this journey together. My goal is to create a therapeutic alliance that is built on individualized care, mutual respect, and trust. Our first few sessions together will be spent getting to know one another as I strive to understand what brings you to therapy, a bit about your past, what has and hasn’t worked well for you in the past, and what your goals for treatment are. Over time, I will help you to gain insight into your history, patterns, and challenges while supporting you through your own unique journey.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe as human beings we all have great potential and numerous strengths. As we face the challenges and transitions that come with growing up and progressing in life, we do not always have people to turn to or who we want to turn to for guidance and support. I believe in the true value of human connection and that no one should have to navigate the ups and downs of life alone. As an open-minded, caring, and calm person myself, I hope to create a space where my clients can feel comfortable being their true selves and becoming the best versions of themselves. We all deserve a space where we feel heard, valued, and supported and I am here to provide you with just that.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am particularly excited about the ways in which technology is making therapy more accessible and user-friendly. With mental health care being that much more accessible, an increasing number of people are now able to receive the quality of care they need and deserve. The increase in dialogue surrounding mental health is also incredibly exciting, with more people talking about their journeys than ever and people feeling less ashamed or alone as they navigate the ups and downs of life.
“As an open-minded, caring, and calm person myself, I hope to create a space where my clients can feel comfortable being their true selves and becoming the best versions of themselves.”