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.
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.
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.
Medical professionals' mental health
Many medical professionals have extremely difficult jobs. When the result of one’s work is a matter of life or death, stress is typical. Medical professionals’ mental health is oftentimes impacted by experiencing vicarious trauma, working long hours, feeling underpaid or unappreciated, and believing that the well-being of others is more important than their own. This may lead toward distress, compromised performance, resentment, poor mental and/or physical health, and burnout.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
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.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
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New York University
I started working in a hospital setting, helping families and patients living with a chronic illness at the Hospital for Special Surgery. I realized I loved working with families, teens, and young adults, so I began seeing clients at a mental health clinic in Sunnyside, Queens as well. It was extremely rewarding, especially because I grew up in the neighborhood. I worked with teens in high school and helped them transition into college, while helping couples and families cope with life changes and all the adjustments we have to make. Throughout my journey, I made incredible connections and I found myself at Make-A-Wish as the Regional Director of Medical Outreach. I met the most amazing families and helped them navigate a very scary journey. Together, we pushed through the most difficult times. There were many happy endings and celebrations. I now have a private practice in Astoria, Queens, and enjoy working with kids, families, teens, young adults navigating life.
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