“My goal is for my clients to feel welcomed, accepted, and safe during our appointments.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Prior to my graduate training at New York University, I worked as a psychiatric registered nurse specializing in community mental health in underserved communities in New York City. I experienced firsthand what a difference empathy and collaboration make in helping clients achieve optimal wellness. I went on to complete my master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing to be able to provide more comprehensive care, including medication management.
What should someone know about working with you?
My goal is for my clients to feel welcomed, accepted, and safe during our appointments. It can be intimidating to share your innermost thoughts, worries, and symptoms, so it is my job to help you feel comfortable and help you on your journey toward feeling better! Our first appointment will be a one-hour intake with many important questions about your past and present symptoms. From there, we will partner together to create a treatment plan that will comprehensively address both your short-term and long-term goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about telehealth because I think it has allowed some people to get treatment who otherwise wouldn’t come to see a provider in an office setting. Telehealth has also allowed for a closer connection with my clients, as it brings me into their homes and allows them to share a more personal aspect of their lives.
“It can be intimidating to share your innermost thoughts, worries, and symptoms, so it is my job to help you feel comfortable and help you on your journey toward feeling better!”