Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic
If you have found yourself here, I applaud you for taking the first step in your healing journey. Using a collaborative, nonjudgmental approach, I will help you grow into the most fulfilled and authentic version of yourself by addressing your psychological wellness on a holistic level. Together we will explore the interactions between trauma and the body, mind, and soul, and develop the tools and skills that will help you transcend your trauma and use these painful experiences as a pathway to resilience and strength. My style, which is holistic and trauma-informed, primarily includes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), with the belief that changing our negative thought patterns subsequently changes our worlds, allowing us to live the lives we want and deserve.
Alongside more structured therapies like CBT and DBT, I also incorporate mind-body healing practices including the Emotional Freedom Technique, mindfulness, attachment theory, and inner child healing. While I believe in treating the person rather than a condition, some of my specialty areas include the treatment of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as the navigation of life transitions, and overcoming negative patterns of intergenerational trauma including people-pleasing, poor boundaries, and deficits in assertiveness skills. You can expect therapy to feel like a safe space where you, your needs, and your growth are prioritized, and where elements of the body, mind, and spirit are all equally emphasized. I look forward to meeting with you and traveling through this healing journey together.
BA - Psychology & Criminal Justice, George Washington University MA - Forensic Mental Health Counseling, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Advanced Certificate, Victimology Studies in Forensic Psychology Internship - Queens Counseling for Change
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, seeing Broadway shows, and seeking ways to expand my awareness; for example, with a thought-provoking documentary or podcast.
Journaling is something I do everyday to ground myself and tune in. I enjoy writing out goals, affirmations, and intentions for the day, and make an effort to incorporate gratitude practices in this process as well.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) is the organization that is closest to my heart, and one that allowed me to have my earliest professional experiences in the mental health field. RAINN provides a safe space for individuals in crisis following an experience of sexual trauma or intimate partner violence, whether directly or in bearing witness to a loved one's experience. In a world where so many are still struggling to find their voice, having a platform to empower them makes a significant impact on their healing journey.
To recharge, I enjoy getting lost in a good book (or the occasional Netflix binge), and engaging in spiritual practices, including tarot and reiki.
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