My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed clinical social worker who brings a holistic, psychodynamic, trauma-informed lens to my work with adults, teens and children 5 and older. My areas of focus include navigating the emotional shifts associated with life transitions, parenting, separation/divorce, teenage identity development, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and both early childhood and ongoing trauma. I utilize various treatment methods in order to address the key memories, beliefs, thoughts and feelings that are at the root cause of relationship distress and attachment difficulties, whether that is with yourself, a family member, a partner, or others.
I hold the fundamental belief that a nurturing and compassionately direct therapeutic relationship can help you explore and express the parts of yourself necessary to grow and heal. This can be true for particularly trying periods of life like career, age, and relationship transitions, for emotional health maintenance, or for persistent challenges. I will honor your courage and vulnerability while we work together to unearth the themes creating barriers to positive change and strengthen the parts of yourself that you feel connected to.
I received my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in New York and my Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and studio art from Kenyon College.