I see therapy as a springboard to change, and believe we all have an innate capacity to heal, grow, and become our best possible selves. As a compassionate and curious listener, I foster a safe space and strong, collaborative alliance. Our work will help you to understand yourself better, navigate through challenges, and cope in positively adaptive ways, so that you find ease, fulfillment, and joy. I draw upon a psychodynamic framework along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), existential, and mindfulness techniques. Together, we identify and explore recurrent patterns in your life to help you establish new, healthier ways of relating and being.
I work with adults and couples from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and am experienced in relationship and family dynamics, depression, anxiety, trauma, intimate aggression, and self-esteem and body image issues. One focus of mine is to assist people confronting change – both career choice and life transitions. Having taken a non-linear path to becoming a therapist, I find it deeply gratifying to be able to guide others who seek to discover their ideal vocation. My background in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors gives me a window into the many and varied ways that people can find work that is meaningful to them. I believe many have lost touch with those essential parts of themselves that, once ignited, can create a powerful connection between who they are and what they do, bridging an authentic link between work and broader life purpose. When it comes to other changes and transitions – relationship change, graduation, loss, relocation, illness, aging, and more – together we can unlock those barriers that have been keeping you stuck and/or find adaptive strategies to help you adjust to new priorities and circumstances.
Prior to becoming a therapist I worked hands-on with individuals challenged by chronic disorganization and hoarding tendencies. I earned my Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at City University of New York, Baruch College, and my Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Rutgers University. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and New York Mental Health Counselors Association. I am an avid hiker and enjoy yoga, meditation, dance, and interior design.