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My Favorite Quote
"Owning our own story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it… Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." — Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
I use an "eclectic approach," which means that I draw from several treatment modalities based on the unique needs of each client. I use a Person Centered approach, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I value humor, authenticity, and empathy as key components of the therapeutic process. I believe the therapeutic relationship plays a crucial role in fostering change and serves as a corrective experience from previous negative interactive patterns.
While I have specialized experience in the treatment of eating disorders and addiction, I also treat a wide variety of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, self-harm and suicidal ideation, and social phobia. I offer brief-treatment therapy for adjustment disorders and solution-focused therapy for helping you to cope with life transitions. Everyone's needs are different and I will work with you to address any problems getting in your way of finding a peaceful existence.
Clients have described me as warm, authentic, non-judgmental and down to earth!
I received my B.S. in Public and Community Health from Ithaca College where I focused on studying family systems and holistic perspectives on health and healing. I spent 3 years studying the art of Clinical Social Work at Fordham University in Manhattan. During my studies I completed two internships, where I worked with diverse populations throughout New York City treating a wide-variety of mental health issues in outpatient treatment settings. Once I obtained my Master’s degree, I worked at an outpatient/intensive-outpatient clinic treating substance use disorders on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. At this treatment center I not only worked with individuals struggling with substance use themselves, but also with family members and significant others of those struggling with addiction issues.
Most recently I worked as a primary therapist in an adult residential treatment center for eating disorders treating individuals with severe eating disorders and co-occurring illnesses. I am an LCSW in the State of New York and am accepting clients at this time.
Past: I spent two years in college studying theatre arts, classical voice performance, and music education!
Present: My favorite thing to do in my free time is to snuggle up with my dog and watch a really good show on Netflix.
Future: I would love to grow a big, beautiful garden full of plants and herbs! For now, I am learning the basics with a few succulents and a basil plant.
During the consultation you and one of our Clinical Coordinators will discuss why you're interested in starting therapy or coaching, and review your goals. We can also answer any questions you may have about our services. Consultations are by secure video conferencing session, or by phone.