My path was anything but traditional. I honestly never envisioned myself as a psychologist/therapist. But over time and working in different jobs, I found myself on that exact path. From training and working in martial arts (which taught tenacity, perseverance, integrity) to having a coffee house for about two years, I was starting to pivot into the counseling and therapy world. I became an LPC and eventually became licensed while pursuing a Master and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. It was a process of doing different things and eventually finding my own way in a field that I am very passionate about and one that brings me joy.
I think that we all have something to offer through our own personal experiences. It's what makes us all human and feel connected to one another. I have had my share of ups and downs - two bad marriages, family issues, and transitioning from a very small town to NYC by myself. But through all of my experiences, I have found a silver lining and have become more resilient. I bring this to therapy as well as a place to for people to feel safe, heard, and seen so they can move through their struggles and see and experience the silver linings as well and feel hopeful about their future.
I find that a common and recurring theme in the clients I work with is a struggle to communicate. Not only do they struggle to have healthy communication, they often don't have the skills to do that. This is because they were never taught how to communicate in ways that are constructive and healthy. So in the beginning it's getting a better understanding of how they are communicating, where they learned to communicate that way, and helping them to learn new skills and strategies while processing their feelings that are coming up.
Divorce & separation
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
EQ-i, 2.0 and EQ-360
FL, Psychologist, PY11104
NY, Psychologist, 019599
NJ, Psychologist, 35S100577800
Bachelor of Science, Health and Human Services, SUNY Empire State College
Masters of Arts, Community Psychology, Penn State Capital Campus
Masters, Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctorate, Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Throughout my education, I have had the opportunity to work in diverse settings (psychiatric hospital, drug and alcohol facility, primary care setting in a socially and economically diverse community. These clinical experiences along with my work in a private practice setting over the span of 16 plus years has provided me the opportunity to focus on working with couples and individuals who are struggling in their relationship or marriage, going through a life transition (having a child, job change, divorce, or separation). As a psychologist, I describe myself as collaborative, integrative, client focused, and forward thinking. My energy and passion for my work is driven by wanting to help people 'run towards life' and be an active participant in their life, not a passive bystander. Not sure if I can help? I offer a free 20 minute virtual consult to answer any questions you have and to learn a bit more about why you are seeking therapy.
90 Broad Street, Floor 3, New York, 10004, NY