My Approach to Helping
I am a therapist with diverse experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing a variety of mental health challenges. My approach to therapy is eclectic as I draw from a variety of creative techniques including traditional psychodynamic principles and present-day practices that include Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance-Based, and Mindfulness principles. My style is active, dynamic, and interactive in the context of a strong therapeutic relationship characterized by trust, empathy, and acceptance in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment.
I work collaboratively with clients based on personalized needs to explore issues, establish goals, identify challenges, and build upon existing strengths to cultivate meaningful change. I have learned that there are many ways to help foster growth and transform the ways in which we respond to challenging thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
I earned my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University. My past experience consists of working in outpatient (i.e. mental health clinic & day treatment program) and hospital (i.e. Psychiatric E.D & Inpatient Unit) settings with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, traumaPTSD, learningattention issues, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Currently, I am engaged in a Post-Masters Clinical Training at NYU’s Institute for Psychoanalytic Education on Psychodynamic Thinking and Clinical Practice.
In addition to traditional approaches, I have developed a passion for integrating creative arts (i.e. music, visual arts, movement) strategies to cultivate therapeutic growth. I am also involved in research at New York University and Columbia UniversityPsychiatric Institute related to the developmenttreatment of mental health disorders and have published in scholarly journals.