Throughout my career I noticed people suffer with unresolved grief and trauma. I wanted to do more than talk therapy so I ventured into the world of EMDR. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing has drastically changed how I approach trauma. Utilizing this modality I have helped people overcome their trauma and get back to living their lives. I am also trained in perinatal mood disorders and am passionate about helping mothers with postpartum depression , anxiety and anger.
Success is solely defined by your own terms in therapy. We will work together to create a realistic treatment plan and realistic goals for your life. For some people success is a decrease in negative symptoms and for other success is learning healthier coping skills.
My life philosophy is to never give up and that's the same philosophy I use in my treatment. It is my goal to help you with your feelings and thoughts in the present time but to help you towards a better future.
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.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs after childbirth. It may stem from hormonal changes that naturally occur in the body, emotional instability, and/or cognitive factors. Anxiety, crying, emotional outbursts, and mood swings are common symptoms. The condition may last months or longer and increases the likelihood of developing major depressive disorder later in life.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues entail any real or perceived problems or difficulties stemming from the childbirth experience. Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum experiences are stressful in many positive and negative ways while the physical body experiences immense stress. Situations vary but may be remedied through therapy and support.
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.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Drug addiction & abuse
Dependence on particular substance or inability to control impulses in relation to drug or alcohol use. Withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced in absence of the substance.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Strength Based Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Completed EMDRIA training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Completed Seleni Maternal mental health intensive
Trained in Behavioral Couples therapy
NY, LCSW, 081684
MA in Social Work, Stony Brook University
MA in Psychology, Adelphi University
I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career. I began working in an outpatient mental health clinic treating individuals with co-occuring substance abuse and mental illnesses issues. I then took the knowledge and experience I learned to provide couples counseling to struggling families and provide individual counseling to women 16-70. I am also trained in perinatal mood disorders and healthy relationship skills. I completed EMDR training in 2019 to to better assist people in decreasing their traumas.
Gilbert Avenue, Smithtown, 11787, NY