As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families for twenty years. My therapeutic style is warm, down-to-earth, and compassionate; our sessions will always be grounded in empathy and a desire to understand your experience. Clients have shared that they appreciate how caring and present I am as a therapist while giving feedback that enables them to look at their lives and relationships differently. My goal is to help you feel better while we create a roadmap for you to achieve real change in your life.
Drawing on cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy, I use an integrative approach to assess the ways that you’re hurting or struggling. These techniques give me a lens to identify how best to support you. I also use mindfulness and guided meditation to help you with relaxation, decreasing stress, and regulating your mood. Our focus will always be on your strengths, and how you can use them to overcome the challenges that you’re facing. I care about your story and I’m here to listen—to meet you where you are, while guiding you toward where you want to be.
In addition to my private practice, I’ve held counseling positions at several outpatient clinics and inpatient hospitals in New York, Boston, and Atlanta, working with a diverse array of clients. I’ve treated a wide spectrum of issues, from low self-esteem to persistent anxiety concerns; from trauma to the loss of a loved one; from parenting and relationship issues to recognizing internal and external systems of oppression. These clinical settings have also given me insight into health and well-being challenges that might arise when you’re caring for others—such as families living with illness or dealing with addiction, planning for an aging family member, caregiver support, and how to take care of yourself during stressful circumstances.
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University in New York, and have completed several years of clinical training through Harvard Medical School Continuing Education.