Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic
I am a committed and engaged psychotherapist who empowers clients with supportive counseling that is tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of each individual. Using an integrative approach, I incorporate collaborative techniques with empathic listening to address your concerns. Taking an active and investigative role in exploring the difficulties you face, I demonstrate genuine regard and enthusiasm for each individual I counsel.
In my practice of psychotherapy, I have found that many patients are anchored to the difficult aspects of their pasts while frantically worrying about the future. Uniting you with the present moment, my psychotherapeutic approach reflects a belief that individuals are capable of committing to change when they learn to accept their struggles and identify their strengths. I am excited to embark on this journey of radical and transformative self-acceptance with you!
BA - Psychology, City University of New York Hunter College
MS - Mental Health Counseling, State University of New York Old Westbury
I became a mental health professional because I wanted a career that would satisfy my interest in human psychology with ongoing challenges and hands-on opportunities to help others.
I enjoy staying physically active outdoors by hiking and taking daily walks, as well as learning about nutrition, and engaging in creative hobbies such as art and illustration.
I talk on the phone with my sister and/or my grandfather daily – both of whom I am unable to see as often as I would like due to physical distance – and both of him edify me as a person and lift me up emotionally.
I have read W. Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge more than once because the author utilizes a one-of-a-kind method of storytelling that vividly illustrate a world/society that no longer exists- communicated through semi-autobiographical accounts and deeply psychological characterization.
I most admire the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (NYC) because the lifestyle of those in their community is entirely consistent with the ethos of their charity work and mission. Their radical poverty and enables them to give generously and freely, and to involve others (donors/volunteers/etc.) in genuinely hands-on ways.
I recharge by spending time outdoors – usually by taking walks or simply drinking tea in my backyard.
Growing up I had a small, black pug that was about as old as I was. My favorite story about my sweet, petite pug was told to me by mom. When I was a toddler and my mom wanted to spend time in another room or on the back porch while I napped, she would leave our pug in the room with me, and the dog would bark when I woke up, signaling to my mom that I needed her. I always thought that story underscored the uniquely mutual bond we have with our pets!
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