Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Individual Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, Adults
Specialties: Trauma; LGBTQIA+ issues; Substance abuse and other addictions; Grief and Loss, Identity; Relationship struggles; Anxiety and Social anxiety; Depression; Self-esteem; and life transitions.
It takes courage and vulnerability, to ask for help and pursue therapy for yourself. I know it can often be a scary and overwhelming task, and I want to first honor you for taking that first step. I truly believe that building the therapeutic relationship marks the beginning of the lifelong healing process. We all could use some guidance to help us along the path of healing and self-acceptance, so that we can learn and grow from our experiences. Together we will explore your life and gain a greater understanding of your experience in the world. Creating a space that feels authentic and safe to explore is important to me as a therapist.
As a therapist, I practice both from a ‘here and now’ and ‘mind-body’ approach and a psychodynamic lens. This means, I am committed to meeting you where you are at in your journey, and being a steady, nonjudgmental support as you navigate through life’s ups and downs. With both empathy and humor, I hope to guide you further in your identity development and quality of life improvement. Together we will discover the various patterns that exist in your life, the origin of your behaviors, where you draw your strength from, and what triggers undesirable thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Many of the survival needs learned in early childhood may no longer work and can limit personal growth and development in the present; it is essential to heal those wounded parts of our personality in order to discover and embrace all of our parts collectively. In our collaborative work, I will assist you in learning new coping skills, healthier ways to re-parent your inner wounded child and tools/resources to install autonomy by identifying and integrating the different parts of your personality. Together we will practice acceptance while also questioning the areas of your life that no longer serve you. Uncovering your authenticity, building confidence, implementing change, and practicing self-acceptance is powerful- I am committed to holding that space with you.
I am a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-I. I completed my Masters in Social Work at New York University and have one year advanced training in Gestalt Therapy. I have additional experience and training in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) , Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Inner Child/Parts Work, Harm Reduction and Prolonged Exposure.
I welcome clients from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. Your individualized story, culture and traditions are important to me. I am committed to forming a meaningful relationship with you, so thank you for going on this journey with me.