I view therapy as an empathy container, a place where anyone can come and hold their most shameful secrets, painful memories, and self-deprecating beliefs up to the light and reshape them into something beautiful. This is accomplished via the creation of a relationship that over time increases the health and ease of all other relationships, including the relationship with oneself.
As a therapist, my approach is three-fold to mirror, model, and remain mindful. Like a mirror, I will work to help you see yourself and your relationship more clearly and accurately, to understand all that you are in your gorgeous and complex humanity. As a model, I will offer the therapeutic space as a place to try on new coping skills, thought processes, and interpersonal interactions. In remaining mindful together we will work toward accepting the present moment and staying in it.
I approach all therapeutic work from a trauma-informed lens that aims to understand how what has happened to us impacts what is happening to us in the present moment. I believe that an individual’s physical body, trauma, socialization, intersecting identities, and culture are all inextricably linked to mental health and therefore should be given ample space in therapy.
Although I work with a variety of individuals, I specialize in working with individuals and couples in the music and entertainment industry. As a creative and former staffer of a leading music industry nonprofit, my passion lies in helping those who help others via their art.
I work from a heavily integrated framework, but my primary theoretical orientations are narrative, feminist, and person-centered therapies. My couples work is based on an attachment and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) framework.
When I’m not practicing therapy I enjoy teaching Abnormal Psychology at LaGuardia Community College, instructing cycling classes, spending time by the water, searching for the best brunch in NYC, and spending time with those I love.