I am flexible in my approach as each person may benefit from a different style. However, I'm particularly interested in how the past plays a part in our current day experiences, and how we may free ourselves of unwanted (internal or external) burdens when we can understand their origin. In my work as a registered art therapist, I utilize creative interventions to support my clients in understanding and expressing difficult emotions and discovering deeper aspects of their mental health. Whether your goal is to dive into a specific issue or topic, or if you need general support as you navigate lifestyle adjustments, I aim to guide my clients in building a more authentic connection within themselves and the world around them.
I have found that my style has been helpful for those who are struggling with issues related to self-acceptance, identity & shame, feeling "stuck," as well as general relationship conflicts. I work best with those who are curious and have a desire to learn about the deeper parts of themselves.
BA - Psychology, Brooklyn College
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Loyola Marymount University
Similar to most therapists, I was drawn to this field because of my own personal life experiences. I believe we all have the capacity to be healers, and through the hardships we face, our abilities to lean into curiosity, compassion, and empathy can be greatly impacted.
I try to get as much fresh air as possible through walking, hiking, and other outdoor activities. I love to cook and spend as much time as I can with my dog :)
I rescued my dog from an organization called the DoVE Project. He is a 3-year-old Jindo/Shiba mix and brings a lot of play, laughter, and love into my life :)
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