“It gives me deep satisfaction to help family members relate better to each other while managing years of unresolved pain, misunderstandings, or poor communication.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I respect the uniqueness of all humans, races, cultures, and individual interpretations of life. I believe it's an honor and a privilege to assist others when they are lost, confused, at their lowest points in life, or simply seeking to understand themselves in their environment. I have worked with a diverse population of adolescents, children, families, couples, and individuals. My research interests include depression in males and the importance of effective communication in relationships. I have worked in many settings, including colleges, mental health clinics, inpatient hospitals, and community-based mental health. In addition to my MSW, I hold an executive certificate in profit leadership from Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services and Graduate School of Business Administration. I am a certified pre-marital relationship enrichment program (PREP) leader, strengthening couples by utilizing the speaker/listener technique.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process involves taking a detailed history of your past relationships, including those with parents, siblings, and other significant people while exploring how those relationships have shaped where you are currently in life. Homework is given regularly, which allows the client to put in the work to promote their progress. I enjoy helping couples improve the way they relate to one another. It gives me deep satisfaction to help family members relate better to each other while managing years of unresolved pain, misunderstandings, or poor communication. I also enjoy simply strengthening the family unit. I am passionate about helping individuals create balance in life around relationships and career while gaining a better understanding of self.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core value in mental health is BALANCE; I emphasize the delicate balance among mind, body, and spirit. I believe that most people seek therapy when one of these components is out of alignment. The person might have a broken spirit, not feel well physically, or their minds may be in overdrive, leading to a lack of productivity in some areas of life. I believe this applies to all classes, races, ages, and genders.
“I am passionate about helping individuals create balance in life around relationships and career while gaining a better understanding of self.”