Throughout my time as a social worker, I have focused on understanding and treating the entirety of the individual, not just the presenting symptoms that can often bring people to therapy. I take a relational, psychodynamic approach and believe in using the therapeutic relationship and space as a vehicle for change and healing. I work with my clients to build a healthy and trusting relationship, and strive to cultivate an environment in which you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I wholeheartedly believe that through the process of curious and non-judgmental exploration of our feelings, thoughts, actions and relational patterns, in the presence of another, we are able to nurture more empathy for the self and others, and cultivate greater resiliency to move through difficult or inhibiting barriers.
I have experience working with individuals of all ages, and from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, addressing struggles with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship/family issues, life transitions, loss, self-esteem/body image difficulties, and interpersonal trauma. Additionally, I have a special interest in play therapy, and working relationally with children and their families, as I am currently a 3rd year candidate in the William Alanson White Institute Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Program.
A little about me: I received my Master’s Degree from NYU Silver School of Social Work, and while in school worked as a school social worker in the NYC public school system, and as a hospital social worker in the Child Inpatient Psychiatric unit at Bellevue Hospital Center. I attended Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Studio Art, where I was also a a member of the women’s rowing team. Outside of SelfWorks, I am an avid painter, reader, and traveler.