Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Therapy is your time to be seen and heard. It can be a powerful process to managing stress, understanding your inner guide, and improving dynamics and reducing distress in your relationships. You may feel disconnected from yourself or to your loved ones, and also feel that frustration and dissatisfaction is building up inside with limited time to address it. Whether you are feeling unsettled, overwhelmed, avoidant, or misunderstood, taking 45 minutes to 1 hour a week to talk it out can be the start of sustainable, lasting change.
I listen and support individuals and couples trying to find their way through anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. I will encourage you to be imperfect, curious, and above all, loving towards yourself and your strengths and your partners. My style is collaborative and inquisitive with dashes of humor and grit. I include space for exploring your whole identity as it intersects with your family history and environment, while paying close attention to my own personal bias and privileges. My approach is informed by attachment and relational theories, and guided by principles of psychodynamics, family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) especially when working with couples.
My work experience over the last 15 years has been working with dynamic communities and marginalized populations, including people of color, undocumented, LGBTQ+ and non-binary folks. I currently provide individual and couples therapy at a community-based outpatient mental health clinic in Brooklyn, alongside my own private practice. Prior to this, I worked at non-profit health centers in New York City providing reproductive and sexual education and counseling, as well as initiating an integrative wellness program in a large non-profit agency.
I hold a Master’s degree in clinical social work from NYU Silver School of Social Work, as well as a Master’s degree in community public health from CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College. I’ve additionally completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy from the Ackerman Institute, among other couples therapy specific trainings.
Preferred pronouns: she/her