“Deciding to delve into one’s mental health can be overwhelming and daunting; I am here to work with you to build a space where you feel you can be your authentic self free from judgment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I uniquely come from a family of social workers who worked across multiple disciplines. Through them, I saw firsthand the value of the therapeutic relationship for not only the client but the therapist as well. I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English literature to build competency in understanding individuals and groups of people. I then received a master’s in social work from Columbia University in health, mental health, and disabilities in order to be able to work in a clinical practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
Deciding to delve into one’s mental health can be overwhelming and daunting; I am here to work with you to build a space where you feel you can be your authentic self free from judgment. Initially, I will ask several questions to begin building an understanding of who you are and what you are looking to gain from this experience. Together, we will discover what your goals are and create a treatment plan around them. I am here to hold a space with you where you can explore the intimate things that may be impacting your life. Looking inward is difficult work, but it is rewarding in that it assists you in having positive relationships with others and most importantly, with yourself.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am deeply passionate about narrative medicine, the utilization of one’s story in clinical practice to promote healing. Through this, one can be validated in their experience and find the tools to excavate their narrative through storytelling, writing, and artistic expression. This practice is expanding within the healthcare field, prompting doctors, therapists, and other professionals to encourage and inspire creativity and self-reflection.
“I am here to hold a space with you where you can explore the intimate things that may be impacting your life.”