When deciding to pursue my masters in MFT I was also accepted into another masters program. I sat with my decision long and hard. Psychology has always been a passion of mine and understanding why we think and do the things we do has been something I've thought about alot growing up. I choose the therapy route because I feel that learning and working with my clients has given me a larger purpose as well as a greater understanding of myself as an individual. Working with my clients has been rewarding for not only them but for me as well.
Growing up with a single mom and then becoming one myself gave me insight of what it means to be independent and the struggles that come along with it. In life we all struggle with different things and what I have learned through my experiences is that trust is so important. Yes it is important to trust our loved ones, however the true trust comes from within. When you learn to trust yourself, your decisions, wants and needs the relationships you have within your life become more manageable and fulfilling.
I use our 1st session as a get to know you and for you to get to know me. I consider myself completely transparent and willing to answer any questions that you may have about my practice or myself. We will set goals and discuss your needs. Each individual is different therefore each Intake session may be different. The main focus is making sure we are on the same page with clear goals and expectations of what you expect your sessions to look like.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
NY, LMFT, 001676
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
I have been seeing clients for over 6 years. My degree speciality is couples however I have an even case load over the years working with couples and individuals ranging in age from 18-65. Some of the main areas of focus are on relationships - both with people and the things/events in our lives, as well as anxiety, depression and self esteem. I have been working remotely for the past 2 years and have had a great experience with tela-theray. I feel I have been able to make great connections with my clients and have seen wonderful progress.
Remote Therapy - serving the greater New York area, NY