Making the decision to begin therapy can be challenging as many people can feel uncertain about what to expect in sessions with their therapist. Through my person-centered approach to therapy, I work with my clients to develop a collaborative, supportive, and genuine therapeutic relationship. I am committed to fostering a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment for clients so they feel its safe to engage in self-exploration, achieve their goals for personal-growth or change, and ultimately improve their overall sense of well-being. I also use an integrative approach to therapy as I believe that treatment should be tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.
I utilize elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and trauma-informed approaches to therapy with my clients, while also maintaining a whole-person approach during the counseling process.
It takes courage to take the first steps toward positive change to achieve a life that will allow you to feel happier and more fulfilled as you improve your quality of life. I am here to support and empower your unique journey toward achieving your goals.
My Professional Background
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have experience working with teens/adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a myriad of challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, life stressors, low self-esteem, severe mental illness, substance use, and justice-involvement. My experience working with a wide range of client poulations has contributed to my increased awareness of the significant positive impacts therapy can have on improving the quality of one’s own life, regardless of differences that may exist in their presenting challenges and motivations for seeking therapy.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelor of Arts, St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Campus
- Master of Arts in Forensci Mental Health Counseling, John Jay Collge of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY)
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) (Certification no.: 266511)- Evergreen Certifications, July 2022
In my free time, I enjoy seeing my family, attending my favorite fitness classes such as cycling or pilates, taking a long walk or hike outdoors, and baking sweet treats to share with family and friends. When the weather permits, I also enjoy going to the beach where I feel I can recenter myself and my mind when I am feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious with presenting circumstances. I priortize self-care and making sure I find time to do positive things for my physical and mental health.