Therapy is a powerful investment in oneself and can mean different things: relief from depression or anxiety, healing loss and/or trauma, making difficult life changes, improving relationships, and discovering purpose, to name a few. It can also be a generative space where one develops a fuller sense of personal freedom.
I particularly value the collaborative and creative nature of therapy. In my work with adolescents, adults, and couples, I create a warm, safe, and inviting space to work and problem solve together. I work primarily from a relational psychodynamic perspective, which means we look at your key relationships to understand your thoughts, values and goals and foster greater well-being. I consider myself an active and transparent therapist, and greatly enjoy integrating practical solutions to problems, utilizing ideas from CBT, DBT, mindfulness practices, and humanistic approaches. I strive to listen carefully and compassionately, and from a place of curiosity rather than judgment.
I have worked with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and specialize in treating difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, Derner School of Psychology. I am currently working towards a post-doctorate certificate in group therapy and am a postdoctoral research fellow at NYU, exploring what it means to truly listen to one another.
Before becoming a psychologist, I worked for a decorative arts company in Chelsea that trained people living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities to work as artisans and painters. I am a new mom and feel passionately about women’s health care issues. I currently live with my family in Brooklyn.