When you work with me, you will experience a warm, interactive and authentic person. I encourage a collaborative therapeutic environment that strengthens your skills to manage life stressors, so you can feel your best self. In therapy, you and your goals are my top priority. I understand feeling lost, overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, and anxious are difficult emotions, and can sometimes disrupt our personal well-being, work-life and relationships.
I believe in fostering a “life worth living.” Together, you and I will work on finding “what works for you” to increase your self-confidence in managing life stressors and ability to dealing with difficult emotions.
My therapeutic approach takes on an integrative/eclectic style using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic to help you achieve your goals in therapy. With you practicing skills in between our session, and us strengthening your skill-sets during sessions, I believe, you can accomplish your goals in therapy.
My Professional Background
I obtained my B.A. in Psychology at The City College of New York, CUNY. I have research experience in cognitive neuroscience and have been an educator for colleges such as Queensborough Community College and The City College of New York, CUNY. I was formally educated in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at LIU, Post. My clinical internships/externships have been in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with individuals on a range of mental health concerns. I have worked with clients (adolescents and adults) on a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment problems, sense-of-self, self-esteem, procrastination, uncontrollable worrying, ADHD, etc.
From my clinical experience, using both psychodynamic and cognitive-based therapies such as DBT and CBT have been helpful for most of my past clients. I am looking forward to us working together on helping you achieve your goals. My hope is to equip you with evidenced-based tools, so you can achieve the best potential you and live a “life worth living.”
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Long Island University, Post, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- The City College of New York, CUNY BA in Psychology
- National Certified Counselor
- Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
I love learning new things. Currently, I am learning physics. I love to dance. I enjoy mini drives as I sing along to music.