I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and my Master’s Degree from Columbia School of Social Work. I am a licensed therapist in the State of New York.
As one of only a handful of participants in the Office of Mental Health and Dean’s Consortium of Evidence-Based Practices, I provided therapeutic services to individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness living in the New York City shelter system on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. It was in this position more than any other that I bore witness to the inherent value, dignity, and strengths of each person I encountered, and saw the ways that a therapeutic space can often enact and perpetuate the very harms it is trying to mitigate. As a therapist, I aim to break down any barriers to care and, using a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach, foster an environment for us to work together towards healing.
I have received certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Assertive Community Treatment, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Complicated Grief Therapy, as well as in The Center for Practice Innovations’ IMPACT OCD, preparED Eating Disorders Education, and LGBTQ+ curricula. I will utilize these techniques to collaboratively build a treatment plan that is right for you.
I have had a lifelong passion for sexual health and believe it can be an integral part of our well-being, and should therefore be treated as such. In addition to the myriad of other challenges that my clients may face, I hope to help people surmount any obstacles to engaging in the sex they want to have, whether that be due to anxiety or depression, body image or self-esteem issues, challenges with relationships or desire, questions of LGBTQIA+ or kinky identity, or sexual difficulties after trauma or STI diagnosis. My goal is to help clients overcome the taboo of talking about sex and sexuality, to free themselves from the sexual shame and stigma that is inherent in our society, and to aid people in finding pleasure in themselves, their bodies, and each other.
New York State Social Work License #: 116642
National Provider Identifier (NPI) #: 1013630524