I wish people who are hesitant about the therapy experience would know that they will not be going through their journey alone and that there is power gained, not lost, during this time. I always express that there is power in vulnerability, because that avoided experience or feeling has been unpacked and your resilience can be acknowledged and cultivated. This process allocates a space that is designated for your own personal growth and development and for you to unapologetically be yourself.
Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey is a book written by a women of color that puts her narrative into the form of poetry. The poems range from heartwarming to heart wrenching, stories of pride and dark spaces of shame. The beauty of the book as a collective is that it is the theme of embracing your full self because all parts, whether you consider them beautiful and are proud or if you consider them ugly but living through it speaks to your resilience, it has formed you into a human that you are learning to love.
I like to take a gentle approach of first learning what brings you here and what experiences may have motivated you to explore and heal. I would then like to go through your past relationships, environments and traumas have played a role in how you think, react and cope with your current everyday life.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Body image issues
Due to continued exposure to images of “normal” or “desired” body types, people can develop a range of positive or negative emotions about their appearance causing anxiety, depression, or eating disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Trauma Professional Certification and Compassion Fatigue
NY, LMSW, 109643
Master's, Social Work, New York University
Bachelor's, Communications, St. John's University
I am a New York University Silver School of Social Work graduate and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). I began my passion for serving others and witnessed the power of healing during my training in an undergraduate social justice program, which led to me joining the Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons (CSTIP) at the United Nations. I grew a new passion for therapy as I saw the growth and progress of the survivors that shared their stories and realized the power of healing from the therapeutic process after trauma. I have worked with the geriatric population at an all-inclusive healthcare program providing case management and psychotherapy. I have also worked with a diverse population of those of different ages, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds while at a private practice in New Jersey.