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. As a mirror, I will work to help you see yourself 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.
I work from a heavily integrated framework, but my primary theoretical orientations are narrative, feminist, and person-centered therapies. I often use practical skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Before beginning my career as a therapist I worked as a journalist, but I found I liked helping people rewrite their life stories better than hearing them recite them. When I’m not practicing therapy I enjoy teaching cycling classes, spending time by the water, searching for the best brunch in NYC and spending time with those I love.