“It is my goal to provide a safe space that is nonjudgmental, attuned to your needs, engaging, and genuinely empathetic.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always felt an innate sensibility toward others and their life struggles, which propelled me into the world of psychology and counseling. My compassionate nature provided the perfect platform and furthered my passion for these subjects, which resulted in me taking a position as a counselor in 2007 at a New York City-based nonprofit organization. This provided me firsthand practice and a thorough understanding of the struggles people face. I have worked in multiple counseling settings and have held multiple challenging positions in human services. These include counselor roles in residential programs for mental health and substance use, a primary therapist role at a behavioral health day program, the director of a behavioral health community residence, and the deputy director of admissions for a residential substance use program. I am also a credentialed alcohol substance abuse counselor (CASAC) in New York.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the single most important factor for successful treatment. It is my goal to provide a safe space that is nonjudgmental, attuned to your needs, engaging, and genuinely empathetic. This allows for a trusting and collaborative partnership to explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of interacting with others. I incorporate a keen curiosity into the lives of my clients and the nature of their interpersonal relationships. My background and interests include working with clients who are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and chronic illness. Additionally, I have over a decade of experience treating clients with various addictions and substance use disorders. My purpose in my role is to assist you in creating a new perspective and guide you through your particular challenges in order to improve your quality of life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have weekly clinical consultation meetings with a practitioner who has over 20 years of experience as a psychoanalyst, as a supervisor to psychotherapists, and as a teacher at New York City’s most renowned psychoanalytic training institute. I am extremely interested in Harry Stack Sullivan’s interpersonal theory and I continue to study his work. Collaborating with other therapists benefits my clients by increasing my awareness and allowing for additional perspectives that can further be explored in sessions. Additionally, collaboration with other providers promotes a multidisciplinary approach, which improves outcomes, allows for smoother access to resources, and leads to greater client satisfaction.
“This allows for a trusting and collaborative partnership to explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of interacting with others.”