Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My style is non-judgmental and interactive, often lending itself to moments of humor and positivity that further the therapeutic bond and offer opportunities for increased self-compassion and forgiveness. My first priority when beginning treatment with a client is the development of a trusting, comfortable, and open relationship through which exploration of difficult issues can be made with increased ease and sense of safety. In building upon the trust established in the beginning stages of therapy, I then start to delve into present and past issues through a cognitive behavioral lens as well as an attachment lens to assist clients in better understanding themselves and challenging some of the automatic thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate their anxiety or distress.
MSW - New York University
I love music, cooking, being around my friends and family, running, trying out new restaurants and bars in Brooklyn, and have recently gotten more into meditation and mindfulness practices!
I definitely am the type of person that needs a mix of social time with close friends and family, as well as time for just me. I love to cook for people and so I often will host dinners at my home which allows me to both have some time to myself while I chop vegetables and such, but also allows me to socialize with the people I love and try out new recipes on my friends!
I have read all of the Harry Potter books twice. It's just such a great series with so much wonderful imagery and can totally take you into a different universe while you're reading it.
The Black Lives Matter movement is very important and I believe it to be a cause that should be prioritized and discussed often, especially among white people who are striving to become better and more informed allies and activists. In tandem with this, I also feel very strongly about the mass incarceration problem in this country and how disproportionate the prison system is when it comes to race.