Master of Social Work, New York University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Brooklyn College
Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner, Telebehavioral Health Institute
Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Adelphi University
EMDR Training & Consultation, Adelphi University
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis, New York University
Certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Veterans Health Administration
Certificate in Basic Psychodynamic Therapy, Training Institute for Mental Health
Anxiety, Grief, Life transitions, Stress, Trauma, Perfectionism
My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. After an initial assessment, I may start by providing information about different therapy techniques and why they may be helpful for your concerns. I also start from a place of strength — though you may begin therapy feeling low or nervous, I aim to remind you of the resilience and skills you already possess, while helping you discover new ways to look at and tackle obstacles. I’m a fan of handouts and worksheets, and may encourage you to do practice exercises between sessions to work on the skills you’re learning.
Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based
Running, crossword puzzles, reading, going out to try new restaurants
Gino's in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. They have delicious Italian food and very friendly service, and it's been a longtime family favorite so it holds many dear memories.
I’ve always had a passion for helping and supporting others, but was not sure what that might look like in a career. Then, in my mid-20s, I experienced a personal tragedy and needed space to process the loss. With the right therapist, I began to speak freely about my fears, sadness, and uncertainty about the future. I learned a lot about myself and my own patterns which allowed me to make better decisions for my life and career. In the process, I realized that being a therapist would allow me to support others while also tapping into my natural strengths and interests. I hope to give to clients what I received from therapy: safety, resilience, clarity, and an increased sense of life satisfaction.
Practice deep breathing and mindfulness exercises
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