At the core of my approach to therapy are beliefs that all of us grow, develop, and overcome challenges in the context of our relationships with others, and that our early life experiences impact us throughout our lives in good, bad, and inextricably messy ways. Fueled by these beliefs, I aim to foster a space where my clients feel able to safely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I bring a trauma-informed, antiracist lens to my work as I support clients in developing greater insight, overcoming challenges, and ultimately striving to be healthier and happier.
My Professional Background
I’m a clinical social worker and board certified music therapist (CBMT Certification No. 10328) with many years of experience working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. I hold particular expertise supporting those impacted by trauma, navigating significant life transitions, experiencing grief or loss, and those struggling with mood disorders. I’m endorsed by the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health for my specialized experience providing psychotherapy with caregivers of infants and young children, and I also have extensive post-graduate training on the impacts of trauma across the lifespan.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Master of Clinical Social Work, Fordham University
- Bachelor of Music Therapy, Nazareth College
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy
- Infant-Parent Psychotherapy
- Emotional Availability (EA®) Scales & Assessment
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Trauma-Informed Mental Health Practice
- High Conflict Custody & Visitation
- Mental Health First Aid
I love being outside. From camping and hiking, going to the beach, and even just sitting in my backyard, I spend as much time outside as I can. When indoors (which happens quite a bit during upstate New York winters!), I can be found cooking, striving to turn my black thumb green, playing guitar/piano, and spending time with my partner. We’re avid animal lovers and have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a tank full of fish including a suckerfish named Norman.