I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and New Jersey, and I provide individual psychotherapy and couples therapy to adolescents and adults. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Georgetown University and my master’s degree and doctorate at Fordham University. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine / Elmhurst Hospital and my post-doctoral fellowship at Pace University’s College Counseling Center. I have been practicing for over 12 years and have extensive experience working in college counseling, school, outpatient, day treatment, inpatient, and forensic settings in the NYC area and collaborating with culturally diverse children, adolescents, adults, families, and parents.
My approach is integrative and collaborative and involves a deep exploration of your past, including family dynamics, attachment patterns, socio-cultural factors, and big and small traumas. My belief is that we all unintentionally get “bruises and wounds” during our life, and therapy is a process in which we can begin to clean out and heal those wounds carefully together, with the goal being to understand their impact on your current functioning and to create a different relationship with your emotions so that you can mindfully and intentionally move forward in your life. For some clients, I may also provide you with more concrete strategies and tools to get you to a place where you can begin do this exploratory, insight-oriented work. Each client’s session is unique and looks different and based on what you need at this time in your life. Therefore, we continue to evaluate your goals and progress regularly, and I pay particular attention to our relationship and the therapeutic alliance, as I believe it is the most important ingredient in therapy.
Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Stress
Attachment-Based, Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Integrative, Mindfulness-Based