Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Strengths-based
Hello! I am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ affirming psychotherapist with experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals across inpatient and outpatient settings. I identify as a Latinx, Queer, Cis-male and enjoy working with clients of all genders and sexualities, especially LGBTQ+ individuals. I offer trauma-informed compassionate support to individuals sifting through the endless complexities of our modern life. I am dedicated to creating a warm, empathic, and most importantly authentic space for you to safely explore yourself, including your mind and heart. I aim to create a space where you can freely express all of your painful and angry feelings non-judgmentally. I bring many years of professional training and lived experiences which I incorporate into my practice to help you feel safe in exploring how you can build a more rewarding and fulfilling life.
MS - Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work
I am a naturally curious and relationally oriented individual. I find great joy and meaning in meeting people from all walks of life and getting to learn their individual stories.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking Italian dishes and reading books that I can get lost in and that transport me to a different time and place. I also enjoy spending time with my cats who are great reading companions.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl must rank as one of the most important books I have stumbled upon. It speaks to the ability to maintain hope and find meaning in the unimaginable. I think this book wrestles beautifully with how we have the capacity to heal and grow as individuals following traumatic experiences.
If the sun is out after I have had a difficult day, I throw on some comfortable sneakers and go out for a quick walk around my neighborhood. I always find that exposure to sunlight, some light physical activity, and fresh air helps me clear my head. By paying close attention to the life around me I am usually able to arrive at a new perspective or let go of thoughts or feelings that are not serving me.
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