Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I focus on supportive therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trauma-informed care for the individual. I rely on collaboratively working with individuals to identify and develop the strengths that can empower them through challenges. I have years of experience with evidence-based treatment for people with depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma.
Becoming a clinician is based on my innate clinical skills of listening, empathizing, and empowering. Upon completing my undergraduate and graduate education in Long Island, New York, I was able to expand and hone my skills by working in various types of settings. These experiences helped me gain a greater understanding of the broad spectrum of traumatic influences that shape lives and then deliver that to the people I work with.
The process involves a gentle and honest assessment of a person’s clinical and family history. We will identify the history of coping mechanisms during stressful times and assess their effectiveness. We identify goals, objectives, and agreed-upon commitments. Homework might be assigned that will correlate with achieving those goals and objectives. The use of evidence-based screening tools will help identify and monitor the progress of symptom reduction.
MSW - Social Work, Adelphi University
I've always wanted to help people and I have always been an empathetic listener.
Walking, chess, learning, riding my motorcycle, and traveling.
Moby Dick - inexplicable connection to the sea.
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