My Approach to Helping
I’m a caring, outdoor loving, problem solving person at heart. I’m passionate about helping others feel alive, confident and encouraged. I have found many tools along my professional and personal journey to support people in managing painful emotions, de-escalating family and partner conflict and living a life informed, not run, by emotions.
No matter what your age, socio-economic status, religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or culture, mental health can affect us all; and sometimes these factors can make it even more challenging to navigate. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for everyone to talk and heal. My personal experiences have shaped my life and professional journey; and I am committed to developing my self-awareness and skills as a person and therapist to provide you with the best care possible.
I’ve experienced how strong and complicated, messy and beautiful families can be. I’ve also seen how trauma, seemingly “small” or “large,” can affect a person and those closest to them, how it can empower and debilitate. Emotions can be confusing and they can also help cultivate our strengths.
When it comes to facing painful emotions, people can sometimes feel alone, scared and hopeless, with nowhere to turn. There are resources, places, people and skills that can help. You don’t have to do this alone.
I want you (and your family) to know that it’s possible to find comfort and hope in the midst of loss, trauma, conflict or whatever challenge you may be facing. While I believe one of the most important factors in making therapy work for you is how you connect with your therapist, it’s also important you be given the tools and care to move you toward your goals.
All too often I’ve seen how discouraged people become by mental health care and it’s my goal to provide a service that is routed in effective methods and treatment and a genuine, caring space for you to share and shape your story.
I am committed to helping individuals and families get “unstuck” and lead you toward experiencing joy, genuine connection, hope and the ability to access your strengths, passions and resources.
I started my career in the mental health field over 15 years ago, graduating from Fordham University with a Master of Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) and have worked in various settings including outpatient, residential treatment, inpatient and community centers; providing individual, group, family and couples’ counseling. I provide both virtual and in office sessions, located in Westchester County, New York.
My training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Ackerman Family Institute Training for Family and Couples’ Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (for Trauma), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction (a substance use treatment model) and supervisory models to train professionals in the field. My specialties include working with teens, families and survivors of trauma.