I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York State and have experience working with adults and adolescents in multiple settings. I primarily work with individuals who experience symptoms caused by anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, and/or schizophrenia. I also have experience in helping individuals work through various personality dynamics and in strengthening their interpersonal and communication skills.
I value the importance of building rapport and supporting my clients in achieving their individual treatment goals. When working with clients, I embrace a Strengths-Based lens and utilize various treatment methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction. I also like to incorporate mindfulness, stress management techniques, and safety planning into treatment. I believe in the importance of communication and will assist individuals in their ability to advocate for themselves and communicate effectively with others. Regardless of what you are experiencing, I will provide you with a safe, supportive environment to work toward achieving your individual goals.
MSW - Social Work, SUNY Buffalo
Outside of work, my interests consist of spending time with my family, friends, and pets. I enjoy the outdoors and going for walks, hikes, or just sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air. I love to travel and see new places. I love going out to eat, relaxing and watching TV or a movie, and trying new activities.
Every evening I make sure to take at least 30 minutes to myself, in a quiet space, to just relax and be by myself. Life can be stressful, and overstimulating and I have found that giving myself some alone time each day has been very helpful in decompressing and relaxing at the end of a long day.
I recharge by taking time to myself and enjoying some quiet time, or by taking a hot bath, going for a massage, or spending one-on-one time with someone I care about.
I have two cats (Meeko and Samoa), a great dane (Turk), and a Quaker parrot (Lola). I am an animal lover and enjoy spending as much time as I can with my pets! I have SO many favorite pet stories that I do not think I could pick just one to talk about!
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