I'm a clinical mental health and wellness counselor who is serious and passionate with a great sense of humor. While we often deal with painful things in therapy, my clients and I often use humor as part of the therapeutic process. My clients are typically motivated individuals who want to improve their quality of life and change how they feel. I provide attention, care, and support, tailored to each individual and their needs and a safe space where you can be your true self and focus on your growth, healing, and strength..
My path to becoming a therapist:
For the last 20 years, I have worked for a non-profit agency, serving New Yorkers and their families to rebuild their lives. I found my passion in this work, committing myself to provide the best possible care to clients and tailoring that care to each individual’s needs.
I graduated from UMUC with a BS in psychology and neuroscience, followed by a master’s degree in clinical mental health and wellness counseling from NYU Steinhardt.
Why should you choose to work with me?
We are all different and have different needs—that is why our sessions are tailored to address your unique needs and wants so that you gain the best possible outcome. We’ll work to identify the problem first, but once we do all the work to unpack, it’s time to move forward. We might take baby steps at first and break actions down into little pieces, but we have to do something. I bring my core values of commitment, honesty, and safety to every session. More than anything, my clients appreciate that I push them and help them accomplish the goals they set in therapy. My clients and I are partners, and we are in this together.
What I’m most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
We are closing the gap and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health care. We’re advocating for many groups and individuals by fighting for access to treatment for all and providing a wholesome and holistic approach guided by science and evidence-based practice.
Are you hesitant to try therapy?
Some of the biggest barriers to beginning therapy are readiness, stigma, money, and time. But therapy is an investment in yourself. If you’re struggling, it might be time to make that investment and find the copilot who will help you move forward.