About Me

I am a seasoned clinician with over 15 years of experience. My work is grounded in thoughtfulness, warmth, and compassion.

I began my work at a college counseling center in Pittsburgh serving young adult women whom had experienced trauma, sexual assault, and were struggling with disordered eating. Here I was trained in Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Following this, I worked at a boutique private practice in New York City for the next six years. Here I spearheaded a specialized track for adolescent and adult women suffering from trauma symptoms. I lead DBT groups teaching coping skills and offered individual and couples therapy.

My understanding of trauma and grief are layered in a vast spectrum of experience, as well as advanced Trauma, Grief, and Loss training. I worked as an acute care social worker in the traumatic brain and spinal cord injury unit at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for many years. I have acted as the director of social services and mental health expert for multiple housing organizations across New York City. I spent seven years working as a forensic social worker at the largest civil legal services agency in the country. Here, I provided psychological evaluations and testimony for undocumented individuals and asylum seekers. Jointly, I've spent nearly a decade working for international organizations, where I offer testimony, expert mental health assessments, and provide narratives for immigrant children and families seeking reunification.

I graduated Summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh earning a Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health. I am licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. I have advanced training in Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I am deeply influenced by self compassion, mindfulness, and Buddhist psychology practices. I believe in holistic therapy and offer an eclectic approach; integrating all of these modalities into our work. I have been a yoga and meditation practitioner, as well as a long distance runner, for over 20 years.

I believe in the healing power of animals and my bulldog, Olive, joins us for sessions.

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26 Court Street, Suite 409
Brooklyn, NY 11242

(917) 226-4546

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