My approach to therapy is based on mutuality, empathy and respect. I see my role as a facilitator, assisting you on coping with life challenges while providing a safe, non-judgmental space to uncover your strengths and power to create the life that you want. I believe in a holistic approach that integrates mind, body and spirit.
I utilize a framework of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on how our thoughts effect our emotions, behaviors and habits. Mindfulness, visualization and guided imagery are also methods that I employ. Creating a joyful life is my definition of success.
My Professional Background
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in the state of New York. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College. I have experience working with a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds, needs and challenges. This includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, acute and chronic physical illness, addictions, infantility, adoption, bereavement, trauma and homelessness. I also specialize in teaching stress reduction skills to those facing crisis, life transitions and caregivers.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Master of Social Work, Hunter College
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Queens College
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Neurolinguistics Programming
- Behavior Modification
- Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction
- Guided Imagery
I enjoy playing the guitar and harmonica, going to concerts, walks on the beach, meditating, spending time with my family, friends and dog, travel and reading a good novel.