My Approach to Helping
I like to think of the time and space I share with my patients as sacred. I believe that the essence of change lies within the helping relationship between my patient and me. Indeed, the therapy with my patient is a collaborative effort. For many people, the first step in managing life changes and stressors is finding a therapist to help navigate a path toward happiness and emotional well-being. I look forward to accompanying you on this journey.
More Info About My Practice
Welcome to my practice. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience offering therapy to adolescents, children, adults, and families. I offer a safe, supportive, and empathetic environment. I graduated from New York University School of Social Work, and completed my graduate training in adolescent and adult psychotherapy at The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
Before opening my private practice, I served at several mental health agencies throughout lower Fairfield County, CT. I also work at New York University School of Social Work as an adjunct professor.
I have training and experience with many issues, including anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, grief, difficulty with interpersonal relationships, and loss. I use an eclectic treatment approach, building upon principles drawn from insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems therapies.
My expertise is in treating young adults and adolescents. I help these clients navigate the challenging and sometimes painful process of growing up. A teenager must deal with myriad changes in his or her body while also navigating the changes in his or her social and academic worlds. These changes can be challenging, leading to anxiety, depression, and high-risk behaviors such as unsafe sex and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
My goals for adolescent clients include offering a safe place to express feelings, teaching positive social and coping skills, and improving teens' relationships with friends, parents, and other significant people in their lives.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
My passion for being a therapist is embedded in a deep belief that everyone has the capacity to change and to make these changes long-lasting . I always maintain an attitude of hope and optimism for my clients.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as therapist is to be a companion, guide, and champion for my client. I help the client to become self-empowered and to realize his/her full potential.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
I always insure that a client has the right to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
I steadfastly believe that the essence of change lies within the trusting and therapeutic relationship between my client and me.