I've researched topics including the genetic factors of musicianship, ADHD, and spirituality. Each topic revolves around free-will and I find them fascinating. I think by entering therapy, an individual seeks their way back from anxiety, depression or other negative feelings.
I utilize evidence based treatments from cognitive and mindfulness perspectives. While therapy is evolving today and ongoing, gaining more control of our emotions can make exponential differences in our lives. I will teach you what I know as opposed to me being like an almighty talk-show-host on a bigger chair. I can show you how to create models to deal with negative emotions on your own. I will also show you how to reduce your negative emotions and change them into more positive ones. On the other hand, I can show you how to do some great mind-training/mindfulness and meditation techniques.
When I was in my youth I had a negative experience with a therapist and developed strong negative opinions about therapy. I felt this way about therapy until I later met a therapist that helped me not only gain awareness and insight to my challenges but helped me to create my own practical changes in my life.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
Autism spectrum disorder
Creative blocks & writer's block
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
I was taught by a direct student of Albert Ellis (Creator of CBT/REBT) and by the student of the last student of Sigmund Freud.
NY, LMHC, 010772
M.S. Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Long Island University
B.S./B.A. St. Thomas Aquinas College. L.A. Rockland Community College
Freshly out of alternative high-school I entered college studying psychology and volunteering in lower-income communities. For 6 years I worked in the alternative education system, usually a one-to-one with a student for the day or weeks. Simultaneously wanting to be able to do more, I ventured to be psychotherapist. Along this path I worked with both young people and adults that initially displayed characteristics of severe mental illnesses. Applying he lessons given to me by the exclusive expertise of masters, I learned the art of psychotherapy and their teaching-model type nature, my clients did as well. Working over the past year, in direct formal talk-therapy, seeing over 30 clients a week (plus structured groups i designed), gave me the experience of living as a great psychotherapist.