Change can be difficult and often takes courage. It’s vital that clients have a safe, confidential space in which to take stock of their history and current challenges. I consider it a privilege and a great responsibility to be given a role supporting this process.
For more than 20 years I have supported individuals in identifying and developing their strengths. In the process, clients often expand their perspectives and experience an increased sense of their own competency. So much of our capacity for growth can be possible when we feel heard and supported.
In addition to clients, I have trained and supervised therapists and graduate students for several years. Participating in the personal or professional growth of others is gratifying and a big reason I am engaged in this field. My work has also involved assisting members in communities that have been marginalized for reasons including but not limited to poverty, race, trauma history, recent immigration, or a history of incarceration. I am honored to be part of this community and dedicated to using my experience and the tools I have been given to help others to thrive.
MSW - Social Work, NYU
A lifelong interest in human dynamics, a desire to be of use to others, and to contribute to society in a meaningful way.
I swim and race in the ocean about 8 months out of the year.
Mindful breathing twice a day.
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation. They have been doing nationally recognized, grassroots work in the community of East New York, Brooklyn. Leadership inspires me with their integrity, commitment to social justice, and dedication to the development of the young community on staff.
Time with family and friends, swimming, hiking in the woods, reading, and breathing.
A fantastic and beautiful dog from a beach in Puerto Rico. The friendliest dog I've known in a lifetime of dogs. He is working on an autobiography, so I will not spoil it by telling stories prematurely.
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