Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based, Relational
My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. After an initial assessment, I may start by providing information about different therapy techniques and why they may be helpful for your concerns. I also start from a place of strength — though you may begin therapy feeling low or nervous, I aim to remind you of the resilience and skills you already possess, while helping you discover new ways to look at and tackle obstacles. I’m a fan of handouts and worksheets, and may encourage you to do practice exercises between sessions to work on the skills you’re learning.
BA - Philosophy, Brooklyn College
MSW - New York University
Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner - Telebehavioral Health Institute
Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment - Adelphi University
EMDR Training & Consultation - Adelphi University
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis - New York University
Certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy - Veterans Health Administration
Certificate in Basic Psychodynamic Therapy - Training Institute for Mental Health
I’ve always had a passion for helping and supporting others, but was not sure what that might look like in a career. Then, in my mid-20s, I experienced a personal tragedy and needed space to process the loss. With the right therapist, I began to speak freely about my fears, sadness, and uncertainty about the future. I learned a lot about myself and my own patterns which allowed me to make better decisions for my life and career. In the process, I realized that being a therapist would allow me to support others while also tapping into my natural strengths and interests. I hope to give to clients what I received from therapy: safety, resilience, clarity, and an increased sense of life satisfaction.
Running, crossword puzzles, reading, going out to try new restaurants.
No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre. I enjoy plays in general, and this one's wittiness and existential exploration is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
I am an animal lover and donate regularly to the North Shore Animal League as well as smaller local pet rescue organizations.
Running or spin classes, reading with a cup of tea, cuddling with my cat.
I have a cat named Smoochie. She loves to make her presence known while I'm working, so you might see her joining our sessions sometimes for extra support and a dose of cuteness.
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