I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I am a trauma expert and have experience treating a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, issues related to relationships & family dynamics, the impact of chronic illness, self-esteem & body image difficulties, and interpersonal & complex trauma. I received my Master’s Degree from NYU Silver School of Social Work, and am a graduate of The William Alanson White Institute’s three-year Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program.
My approach to therapy is relational, psychodynamic, and attachment-focused, essentially meaning that I believe one’s past experiences and significant relationships inform the present. With that lens, I also know the therapeutic working relationship to be a place for reparative healing. I have a strong commitment to using a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach. I prioritize understanding the entirety of a person and their environment, including the sociocultural systems that influence someone’s upbringing and identity, in addition to the presenting symptoms that may prompt someone to call.
Specifically, in my work with children and adolescents, I integrate modalities such as play and art therapy. I strive to collaborate with families, schools, and other important people in a child/adolescent’s environment to maximize support and promote lasting change.
At any age, the process of curious and non-judgmental exploration of feelings, thoughts, actions, and relational patterns, in the presence of another person, can lead to increased empathy for oneself and others, as well as a greater capacity for coping with challenges that arise throughout life.
A bit about me: I was born in England and spent time growing up in both the UK and just outside of NYC in New Jersey. I attended Loyola University Maryland for my BA in both Psychology and Studio Art. In my free time, I continue to have a love of painting, drawing, and exploring various art museums around the city. As a once-competitive high school/collegiate rower, I also enjoy spending time being active, preferably by the water. While at SelfWorks, I am continuing my post-graduate education at The William Alanson White Institute in the Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Program.
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