“I really enjoy listening to others, helping them to find the root of what is causing them distress, and helping them come up with a solution that works for them.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I've always been drawn to service since I was a young person and I have always enjoyed helping other people. I really enjoy listening to others, helping them to find the root of what is causing them distress, and helping them come up with a solution that works for them. I have been working in the New York City area for 15 years, working with diverse populations and diverse socioeconomic situations.
What should someone know about working with you?
When starting the therapy relationship, we start off with one session as an intake, gathering history and symptoms. The second session involves the goals of treatment and what you want to take away from it. With some clients, homework is a very helpful tool, so that might be something to expect, but it might not be necessary with all clients. I enjoy working with clients who have anxiety, stress around work, self-esteem struggles, depression, grief, loss, or end of relationship challenges.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I always enjoy participating in continuing education classes. I tend to select courses that will enhance the work that I do with clients on a daily basis. I really love learning about modalities that I have not used before as well as relevant topics that are trending at the moment. Collaboration with other providers is always welcomed; it allows me to get a clear picture of what is going on for each client.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I am a bicultural woman who has grown up in the Tri-state area. I have been exposed to and interacted with many different types of people and varying racial, religious, ethnic, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I love working with diverse populations. Cultural competence is important in my practice, and I am always open to learning more about populations that I may not be familiar with.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I would have never thought that telehealth would be an option for myself or my colleagues. However, we have seen that telehealth is indeed helpful to many people. I find that I am actually enjoying doing telehealth with clients. It has been convenient for myself and for many of my clients, and I feel that we can utilize the time very well. I love learning about new modalities and am currently wanting to learn more about radical acceptance and commitment therapy.
“I enjoy working with clients who have anxiety, stress around work, self-esteem struggles, depression, grief, loss, or end of relationship challenges.”