Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I use a humanistic approach to individual and couples treatment that emphasizes acceptance and compassion as crucial to doing the work needed to bring about change. In working with young adults I find phase of life transition, career development, separation and indiviuation from family of origin and relationship issues are paramount. I especially enjoy working with the vitality of this age group.
With couples I use Emotionally Focused Therapy to bring about greater awareness and empathic understanding in relationships. Often unclear where the relationship is headed when beginning treatment, EFT helps to really clarify commitment and deepen relationships.
I have been in practice over 20 years and additionally have worked with first responders for over 15 years at the FDNY Counseling Unit. This informs my interest in trauma work and expertise in EMDR to treat both acute and cumulative trauma.