Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I know personally that therapy may be difficult and uncomfortable, especially in the beginning. When I first sit with someone, I genuinely thank them for showing up, both for themselves, and for the therapeutic relationship we’ll work to develop. I want us to explore how your thoughts and feelings impact your behaviors, how your past experiences have shaped the way you relate to others and how you communicate. I want to celebrate progress with you, and to create a safe space for when you need more support. I also enjoy incorporating psychoeducation to assist with applying and understanding the concepts and techniques we talk about in session to your everyday life. On an individual level, I want the client to develop trust and compassion in themselves. On a larger scale, my goal is to normalize mental health, especially for populations who’ve had limited access and face stigmatization for seeking support.
BA - Psychology, Hunter College
M.S.Ed. - Mental Health Counseling, The City College of New York
As a woman of color, I wanted to represent and promote that mental health is vital and should be accessible for everyone.
Dancing as a way to connect to my body and culture, running, re-reading/watching Harry Potter books and movies, looking up tiny houses and home improvement projects, walking long distances, and trying as many different types of coffee and chocolate possible.
YAI Network; I spent over a decade working with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at this agency. These are some of the most authentic, sweet, hilarious, and resilient people I've ever met and they've changed and shaped so much of my professional/personal life.
On Sundays, I typically light a scented candle (or 3) and journal. I use a jet-black inky pen and only write in script. This is my time to reflect and be intentional, to engage several senses as the same time, and to freeze moments in time that I can revisit. This helps me gain perspective, notice patterns and gives me release.
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