My personal struggle with depression and anxiety very much influences my work with clients. I believe I am able to emphasize on a different level, because I have been a client myself.
There is still so much stigma around mental health issues. I have seen improvement, especially with the pandemic: people seem to be more open about struggling and more willing than ever to engage. But, I think there is still this shame and secretive nature for many people when it comes to seeking professional help for their mental health.
I wish people would realize that the therapist is also human, with flaws and problems of their own. They are not there to judge you- they genuinely want to help and even though it’s scary to open up, participating in therapy can make such a tremendous difference in your life.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
Divorce & separation
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Employee Assistance Specialist - Clinical Certification
NY, LMHC, 004774-1
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, University of Massachuetts: Boston
I completed my graduate internship at an area college counseling center, and my first professional therapist job was at an urban mental health clinic. There, I worked with clients who had severe mental illness and faced other challenges such as substance abuse and poverty. After 3 years in the clinic, I gave birth to my son and took a year off to be at home. Then, I opened my own practice (10 years ago). I work with mostly middle class clients in a suburban area. The issues that are most frequent, and therefore specialties of mine, include: anxiety, depression and grief/loss. I have also been fortunate to work with women at all stages of their motherhood journeys. I specialize in women/couples facing infertility issues and new mothers with postpartum mood disorders and anxiety.
48 S Main Street, Box 216, Churchville, 14428, NY