The experience of being in therapy can be surprisingly uncomfortable: trust in another person along with honest introspection are required. It can exciting, enlightening and even downright scary at times.
Because of this, my approach is active and collaborative; together, we will help you better understand and overcome the obstacles getting in the way of living an authentic, fulfilling life. I my job as helping you develop a deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself, building new ways to cope with challenges, and developing tools to better manage the difficulties that arise day-to-day.
To me, the most exciting part of therapy is watching my clients become empowered – both individually and in relationships with others.
Before working as a therapist, I spent many years as a New York City nanny; during this time, I developed a deep interest in the roles that early family dynamics and environment play in our development. Together, we will explore the ways in which past experiences impact how you view yourself now. Particular areas of clinical interest include working with young women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and members of the LGBTQ community. I work with individuals, couples and families.
As a loyal practitioner of meditation, I have experienced firsthand its impact on strengthening awareness, overall well-being and peace of mind. In this vein, I may introduce mindfulness practices to nurture your sense of self, to replace self-criticism with curiosity, and to acknowledge feelings without judgement.
During off-hours, I enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring the city and photographing different neighborhoods, practicing meditation, and relaxing with friends and family. Fun fact: I have undergrad degrees in nonfiction writing and film studies, so I can also be found spending my free time getting lost in movies and memoirs.