Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing
Caring for your mental health is an important part of your overall healthcare. I view mental health treatment as a vital part of well-being. I primarily work from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective. I work collaboratively with clients to help them identify thoughts that are contributing to their distress and work to change behavior and patterns to promote well-being. I work with clients to develop practical strategies to help them cope with distressing emotions and promote relaxation.
I know that it takes a great deal of courage to begin therapy and it is difficult to choose the right therapist. I strive to create a trusting environment where clients feel accepted, listened to, and encouraged. I feel it is a tremendous responsibility and pleasure to work as a psychologist and I am dedicated to helping my clients as best as possible.
MSEd - Counseling Psychology, Fordham University
PhD - Counseling Psychology, Fordham University
I began volunteering at an inpatient psychiatric hospital as a teenager. I developed a great respect for people experiencing mental illness and their families. Often mental illness is stigmatized in our society but more people than not experience some form of mental illness. It is my goal to help de-stigmatize mental illness and highlight the strengths of people living with mental illness.
Hiking, running, going to the beach, cooking, and spending time with my dog.
Finding one thing I am grateful for and one thing that went well.
Talking with friends and family, going to the beach, getting exercise, and good sleep.
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