Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Strengths-based
I have special interest, training, and experience working with self-esteem and self-compassion, caregiver fatigue, alcohol use, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, as well as exploring the mind-body connection. My approach to therapy is based on relational theory and positive psychology. I focus on exploring early relationships and how they shape our patterns of behavior in adult life. I do this from a strengths-based perspective, to help you discover your power and develop compassion for all parts of yourself. My goal is to create an environment for us to process old patterns and learn new ones, using methods drawn from cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices. Clients should expect to come away from a session with a sense of empowerment and clarity. I want to help you discover the beauty around you now, so you can attract more of what you want out of life.
BA - Psychology, Brooklyn College
MA - Mental Health Counseling, Brooklyn College
I became a mental health counselor after working in an Alzheimer's Unit of a Rehabilitation Center as a nurse's aide. This experience led to my realization that I cared most for the patients' wellbeing and quality of life outside of supporting their physical health.
I am an avid yogi and lover of meditation. I love hiking, riding my bike, nutrition, being in nature and going to the beach.
I check in with my daughter each day about our "favorite parts of the day" as well as what we look forward to the next day. It makes me focus on the special times of my day and allows me to be mindful of the gratitude I have for my life.
I love How to do the Work by Nicole Lapera. It supports my own mental health and informs my practice with clients as well.
I worked with New York Public Interest Research Group in college and feel passionate about it's mission to help people become more educated consumers.
I recharge by spending time alone. Constantly giving to my family and clients means I have to prioritize time to walk or do yoga by myself.
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