Therapy is a process of healing and self-actualization. Therapy starts with building a trusting relationship between the client and therapist as the foundation for personal growth. This process should be unique to every client and it is my responsibility as a therapist to hold up a mirror through which clients can discover a deeper sense of self-awareness and acceptance.
I had a very positive experience with therapy as an adolescent and have always been fascinated by psychology and the human experience. After college, I knew that I wanted to work with people and apply my academic background in religion and philosophy to a practice that was centered around providing a nurturing environment for healing and personal growth.
There are a combination of factors that contribute to barriers that prevent people from finding appropriate mental health care. Stigma, logistical and financial barriers, and lack of access are all components of people's daily lives that can often become obstacles to seeking care. It is my hope to be available, flexible, and accepting of all clients in their search for support and self-discovery.
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.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Spirituality and religion, to a great extent, shape our moral principles, beliefs, and values. They have a role in shaping our behavior and in our relationships. Issues may include questioning one’s faith, loss of faith, struggling to find meaning, and living a life incongruent with one’s belief.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Johns Hopkins University - Psychological First Aid
NY, LCSW, 116165
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service (MSW)
Supervised by: Amy Gottheimer, LCSW, 079136. Before moving into a private practice setting, my previous experience includes providing social-emotional and mental health support in an early education setting. In that role, I developed a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, held individual and group therapy sessions for students, and implemented mindfulness practices in an after-school program. I also developed a chess-based SEL program. Prior to pursuing a degree in Social Work, I worked as an elementary school teacher teaching chess as a curricular course as well as coaching a competitive scholastic chess team.
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