Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Prolonged exposure (PE)
My approach to therapy is collaborative and conversational. I listen and provide helpful feedback. I aim to create a safe space where you feel comfortable to discuss challenges you are working through. I am like a member of your team who helps you discover all of your options and provides support by focusing on building on your strengths. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, and so a lot of the work we will be doing focuses on identifying and challenging unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors with the goal of developing more helpful ways of looking at the situation as well as more helpful behaviors to help you live your best life. I have extensive experience working as a therapist for over eight years in the variety of hospital and clinic settings. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and panic, but I have a wealth of experience in other areas as well including trauma and depression.
BSW - Social Work, New York University
MSW - Social Work, Columbia University
From a young age, I always knew I had strong values of social justice and helping others. Experiencing mental health struggles of family, friends, and personal experience led me to believe that becoming a mental health professional was an excellent way to put my values into practice. As we work together, we will often look at ways that you can put your values into practice.
I strongly believe that when we fill our days with activities we enjoy, it has the power positively improve our mood and emotional well-being. I enjoy physical exercise, biking, yoga, and hiking. I frequently read, watch movies, and enjoy live music with friends and family.
Each night before I go to sleep, I practice a brief mindfulness meditation which helps the mind let go of the stress of the day, and focus on drifting off to sleep.
Listening to jazz music, lighting a candle, and cooking a good meal always helps me recharge my battery.
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