“I am especially passionate about working with high-achieving individuals who might fly under the radar of typical mental health treatment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
My journey to becoming a therapist started during my undergraduate at the University of Southern California. Through various opportunities and jobs, I quickly recognized my passion and strengths aligned directly with helping people transform their lives through therapy.
Over the years I worked in various settings, including a group practice where I worked primarily with young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, health related anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
I take a modern and solution-focused approach to therapy. What does this actually mean? My style is very interactive and focuses on helping you make meaningful and powerful changes in your life. As a therapist, I value being direct, honest, and compassionate. I am especially passionate about working with driven individuals who might fly under the radar of typical mental health treatment. Many of my clients appear ‘put together’ on the outside, but experience difficulty managing stress and anxiety, feel insecure, and struggle to set boundaries with others. During our first few sessions together, I will spend time getting to know you, your strengths, and your challenges. Collaboratively, we will set goals for treatment, which in turn inform the therapeutic process and the approach I take in sessions. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients figure out barriers to growth, learn to block out external noise and fears, identify their values, cultivate greater self-confidence and self-compassion, and develop meaningful relationships.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
I view mental health is an important component of your overall physical health. I frequently collaborate with psychiatrists, doctors, nutritionists, and non-traditional practitioners to help make sure my clients are receiving the care they need to heal and grow.
What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?
Ambivalence and/or anxiety about beginning therapy is a major barrier for many. It is normal to feel anxious before starting therapy, especially if it is your first time. I would be happy to schedule a phone consultation to answer your questions and alleviate any concerns you might have about therapy.
What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?
Over the past few years, there has been a major shift toward destigmatizing therapy and viewing mental health as a critical component of overall wellness, especially metropolitan areas such as New York City. The shift towards destigmatizing therapy has empowered many of my clients to begin therapy, many of whom had not previously thought that they would benefit.
“I will help you connect with your values, learn to block out external noise and fears, cultivate greater self-confidence and self-compassion, and develop healthy relationships.”