The client determines their therapy goals. I help them to prioritize what's most important and decide on steps to achieve them. If there are difficulties or barriers to achieving the goals, we'll process that together and explore other ways to reach them. Sometimes the client will decide to change the goal altogether, and that's fine too.
What excites me most right now about the evolving mental health landscape is seeing more Black women and men seeking therapy. There has been an understandable stigma associated with mental health in the Black community. Mental and medical health institutions have a history of abusing Black people and excluding them from treatment that can help. My goal is to break that stigma and extend a bridge to healing that so many of us would benefit from.
I grew up in a Caribbean-American household where my grandparents encouraged people they knew to come, relax, and be themselves. They influenced me strongly and I want the clients I work with to feel that welcoming feeling. I am also very laid back in general and a good listener, although I will ask questions and encourage a lot of inner work.
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.
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.
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.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
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.
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.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
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)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
NY, LCSW, 091491
I have a passion for working with others who want help learning how to find balance in their lives, whatever that means for the individual. Change is difficult and sometimes just thinking about it can feel overwhelming. Let’s work together step by step to learn what’s been keeping you in place and affirm your limitless capacity for change & growth. In a non-judgmental, safe, and supportive environment we’ll explore your challenges, your successes, and develop strategies together to work towards your goals. I use a combination of techniques such as motivational interviewing, person-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches tailored to your needs. I have experience working with people who are faced with work stressors, relationship issues, and, life transitions, in addition to people who are having difficulty managing anxiety and/or depression.
Remote Therapy, 10036, NY