“My mission is to help each client explore and develop strategies that will help them better manage the stressors influenced by their individual selves, family, work, and/or environments.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been fortunate in my career to be able to help individuals across all age groups and cultures in low socioeconomic communities throughout New York City. My roles included working as a public health social worker, a psychiatric therapist, and a hospital social worker covering adult and pediatric units. I engaged in research and clinical trials and served in administrative roles managing the clinical operations of grant programs. I have been trained in working with those struggling with child custody, trauma, child abuse, immigration, LGBTQIA2S+ issues, marital and family conflict, Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, and caregiver burnout.
What should someone know about working with you?
Apart from my practice, I work for a hospital and am married to a first responder and veteran. I understand the struggles and challenges of working in healthcare as well as being in a relationship and recognize that finding the balance between work and life can be challenging. My mission is to help each client explore and develop strategies that will help them better manage the stressors influenced by their individual selves, family, work, and/or environments. I do this by using a combination of assessment tools, talk therapy, and, sometimes, home assignments. When potential clients reach out to me, I offer a free consultation phone call to assess if we connect and if I can help you.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy learning new treatments and therapeutic interventions to add to my toolbox of therapies. My practice is molded by all my training and research and includes the areas of psychoanalysis, emotionally-focused therapy, psychodynamics, CBT, couples and family therapy, and many others. I cater my approach to each individual and couple because every person and situation are unique. I also rely on scholarly research journals, evidence-based practices, and my peers to provide insight and feedback on cases while maintaining confidentiality. My knowledge and experience have given me expertise in public health and improving ways to provide quality and equitable mental health services.
“I do this by using a combination of assessment tools, talk therapy, and, sometimes, home assignments.”