Effective therapy involves helping clients remove the obstacles that get in the way of achieving their full potential. My belief is that every person has innate strengths, and my role as a therapist is to facilitate my clients in accessing these to help them achieve their goals. My client-centered approach reflects the needs of each individual, with the ultimate aim of helping my clients find meaning and purpose in their lives. This is achieved by assessing past relationship styles, identifying coping skills, tapping inner resources, and exploring the symbolism arising from familiar behavioral patterns.
I employ an eclectic range of therapeutic approaches in my work, drawing from psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches. The focus is always on giving my clients the agency to make the changes that are most important to them.
My Professional Background
I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, addiction, thought disorders, and personality disorders. I have over 13 years of experience working as a therapist in an inpatient psychiatric setting, and I have worked in private practice with clients with a range of mental health issues. Additionally, I have worked with geriatric clients using music therapy to alleviate symptoms of dementia, and with clients with neurological impairments. I have also been a supervisor of music therapy students at NYU and Molloy College.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- MA in Music Therapy, NYU
- BA in Mathematics, Barnard College
- Certification in Analytical Music Therapy, Institute of Analytical Music Therapy
I love music of all genres and have worked as a professional violinist. I love practicing yoga and meditation and I am passionate about animals.