Master Social Worker, LMSW
As a licensed master social worker, my focus is on the big picture. I help clients take in the scope of their lives. Using eclectic and integrative techniques, I work with individuals as partners to identify problems, their effects, underlying patterns, and practice solutions. My training focuses on stress-related disorders, relationship issues, behavioral problems and systemic dysfunctions.
Change can be uncomfortable, but the result is relief, as well as a happier and more sustainable life. Clients leave with their own, personal toolbox, with which they can build a life they truly enjoy long-term. Throughout the therapeutic process clients learn to identify their patterns; evaluate the ways in which those patterns help and hinder goals; address how they interact with the other individuals; and practice the pursuit of meaning, integrity and joy.
Education and Clinical Training
I hold a Bachelor of the Fine Arts from New York University and a Master of Social Work from Yeshiva University. After completing two years of training with LGBTQ homeless youth and those suffering from Substance Use Disorder in an inpatient facility, I joined the team of clinicians at Lower Eastside Service Center as a psychotherapist for outpatient individuals and groups. This lent to my development in specific trauma-informed techniques regarding motivation, families, internal systems, and a variety of psychodynamic theories, primarily rooted in Attachment and Object Relations.
Afterwards, I was invited to lead a grant-driven outreach team in response to the burgeoning Opioid Epidemic, where I engaged in large-scale research with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the City University of New York. In making the transition to private practice, I identify as a relational therapist, versed in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical-Behavioral techniques, as well as internal family systems and trauma-informed practice.