An ideal client understands that therapy is not a cure, that they are not broken and must be ready and willing to become an active participant in their life. My role as a social worker who so happens to be a therapist is to facilitate and assist clients in their healing, growth and empowerment that occurs with increased self-awareness and acceptance.
I utilize both client-centered and solution-focused approaches, along with evidenced based treatments such as MI and CBT. I merge my passions for art and creativity with mental health and holistic wellness into my practice with clients.
My Professional Background
During and after completing my undergraduate, I worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and providing advocacy and crisis counseling survivors of sexual assault. While completing my Masters degree, I was was part of the 2013-2014 Cohort of the Trauma-Focused Demonstration Project, and provided clinical intervention to children, adolescents and their families. I also have post-graduate experience working with adults with substance abuse, community outreach and counseling, alternative to incarceration, and with families experiencing homelessness. As a clinician, I have worked with clients experiencing issues including but not limited to PTSD, Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety, ADHD, Adjustment D/O, OCD, and Phobias.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Eastern Connecticut State University – BA Psychology
- Fordham University – MSW Clinical Concentration
- Seminar In Field Instruction, New York University 2016
Greetings! My passions and interests include holistic wellness, human and animal rights, dogs, beaches and mountains, traveling, visual art, sneakers, and sustainability. Trying out vegan restaurants and recipes and street art are my primary forms of entertainment.