I believe that therapy is not one-size-fits-all, and that the therapeutic setting has to be a good fit for both the client and therapist in order for meaningful work to take place. My approach can best be described as empathetic, collaborative, and eclectic – but most of all, personalized to the individual client’s needs. Beginning with a person-centered approach as the base, I often utilize elements of CBT, DBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy to create a blend of techniques that is tailored to each individual client. I approach my clients from a non-judgmental standpoint and aim to make each one feel comfortable and safe, as therapy is often the one space a person has that is truly only for them. My goal is to create an environment where my client feels seen, heard, and understood. Together, we will identify problems, create goals, cultivate understanding, and move towards healing.
My Professional Background
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York, with over 5 years of experience working with clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. I have worked with individuals, families, and couples on a variety of topics including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, boundary-setting, career issues, and trauma. I have previously been a counselor in both a residential mental health setting and a private practice, working with a variety of populations including students, individuals with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- BA in Psychology & Sociology, Queens College CUNY
- MS in Mental Health Counseling, Queens College CUNY
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, attending music festivals, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I love exploring new places and meeting new people, and am always searching for my next adventure!