Therapy with me is a safe space where individuals and couples can consider their current lives, assess their circumstances, and understand their past in order to live more fully; communicate better and more effectively. Therapy can help you better understand yourself, navigate life’s daily stressors, and help you cope with major life changes and loss.
My specialty is in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and I see a wide range of clients working respectfully with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic, sexual-identity and -orientation backgrounds. I help patients struggling with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, and work transitions. I have extensive experience working with young adults and students struggling with academic work/life balance, procrastination, stress, and attention/concentration issues, as well as helping individuals adjust to parenthood, navigate relationship, identity and work issues. I specialize in working with those who have histories of childhood and adult trauma, family addiction, and/or disordered eating. When working with couples, I use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques to help couples stop negative communication cycles and strengthen their bond.
My doctoral training includes working at: Brooklyn Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP). I completed an APA acredited internship at Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) in the Bronx Healthcare Network in 2013. My post-doctoral fellowship training was a two years at William Alanson White Institute (WAWI) with comprehensive study through the Eating Disorders Compulsions and Addictions (EDCAS) track. I also completed an externship in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with Sue Johnson and George Faller, and EFT core skills with Elana Katz and Zoya Simakhodskaya.
In addition to my private practice, I am an Adjunct Professor at NYU (since 2010) and have published on topics of trauma, ethnic identity, racial identity and acculturation.