My approach to treatment is highly relational, as I believe that the foundation of counseling is a strong and genuine connection between the client and therapist. My goal is to create a space where clients can feel, be seen, and heard. My style is a blend of compassion, kindness, acceptance and authenticity; I am direct and engaging, action-oriented and solution-focused.
I firmly believe every person possesses the ability to learn from and work through whatever complications, obstacles, and hardship life may present. By providing tools you can utilize for the rest of your life, I will help you access your inner resilience to become your most content and fulfilled self.
Trust, respect, and congruence are major components of a good therapeutic relationship. In addition to empathy and genuineness. Providing a safe space for the client where there is no differentiation in hierarchy between therapist and client but rather a comfortable and relatable space for client. As with any other social relationship, the therapeutic relationship has boundaries which help to define acceptable and not so much behaviors.
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.
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.
Women’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being female. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include female oppression, socialized gender role, female reproductive issues, motherhood, body image, divorce, and substance use.
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.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
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.
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)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Structural Family Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Telemental Health Certfication - 2017
NY, LMHC, 006754-1
MS Ed, Mental Health Counseling, Hunter College
BA, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College
As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, trained to treat clients with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders; utilizing a humanistic, multicultural and integrative approach drawing from various therapeutic modalities to best meet the individualized needs of the client, and goal-oriented to understand the relationship between the brain and cognitive/behavioral functioning. My great passion is bringing healing to people, unlocking trauma responses, coping mechanisms, and subconscious programming. I specialize with children, teenagers, adults, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as complete, whole, safe, and in general provide improvement of life quality.
186 franklin st, aptc16, brooklyn, 11222, NY