As an early musician and music therapist, I have consistently been drawn to the art of helping others connect to their inner voice. As I transitioned into my career as a clinical psychologist and educator, I have continued to build upon these values with each of my clients as we collaboratively approach obstacles from an introspective and social justice framework. My strength is my welcoming and open style that fosters insight and growth for my clients from a dynamic and multicultural perspective.
My work addresses issues and symptoms including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, social stressors, life transitions, and multicultural/bicultural processes. I additionally have specialized training in the treatment of trauma, veteran issues, co-existing medical and mental health diagnoses, eating disorders, and body image difficulties. My clients have expressed gratitude for the non-judgmental and warm atmosphere I provide within the therapy room. I aim for my clients to be able to feel and express their emotions freely while also gaining increased understanding into their life patterns.
To tell you a little bit about myself, I received my undergraduate degree in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music. This training has allowed me to integrate creativity and artistic expression within the therapeutic space if desired by my clients. I then received my masters and doctoral degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I have worked in numerous clinical settings including hospitals, college counseling centers, and community clinics. Prior to starting at Selfworks I worked within the NY VA Hospital Healthcare System at the Manhattan Campus. I additionally continue to serve as an adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University with the Counseling Psychology department.