We as a culture put a lot of focus on our physical health and I am so excited that we are now beginning to focus on our emotional and mental health well being. We are all multi dimensional people and because of that we must support and nourish our whole self including our mental, emotional, and physical. The evolving mental health landscape brings about opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and express themselves in new ways. As a therapist I support these changes and challenges in order to grow and learn with my clients.
My style is a humanistic client centered approach. My goal is to meet you where you are at for each session we have. I will offer ideas and thoughts to help you navigate the unknowns of life.
I believe strongly that a therapy session should be a conversation. We must get to know each other and as the Therapist I believe that I am there to create a safe and supportive space for you. Therapy goals are discovered and highlighted through the process of learning about yourself and sharing yourself with me. It is alright to come into a session without a goal(s) ready to share- this will be what we discover together. Through the use of Art Therapy, creative exploration, talk therapy, and movement we will explore what goals you are working towards and be able to explore appropriate paths towards those goals.
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.
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.
Autism spectrum disorder
A developmental disability that impacts communication and behavior. Onset typically occurs during early childhood, but an individual may be diagnosed at any point in life. Severity of the disorder varies along a spectrum. Accordingly, challenges associated with verbal and nonverbal communication, interpersonal interactions, and restricted/repetitive behaviors vary as well.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
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.
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.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
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.
Expressive Arts Therapy
500hr Yoga Teacher
NY, LCAT, 002246
Masters in Professional Studies, Art Therapy, School of Visual Arts
360 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, 11975, NY