I love the increased accessibility that we have been seeing lately. With a better access to telehealth a lack of transportation, child care or a bad weather day doesn't mean you can't have your session. Telehealth allows us to connect with clients that otherwise wouldn't be able to keep up with their appointments. I think of a new mom struggling with postpartum depression without childcare that can have her session while baby is napping. I think of a different able body person who uses wheelchair and not having appropriate access to therapy offices. I think of a person working two jobs and being too tired to go to another appointment but could meet from the comfort of their own home. The more people we can reach, the more people we help the better we will fight the stigma as well.
I believe there are two equally important components of the therapeutic relationship and they are trust and safety. A safe and trusting relationship will help you explore and learn about yourself in a way that is healing and transformative. When we feel safe in a relationship we let ourselves be who we are. Its only when we feel safe that we can unpack our deepest fears, dreams, regrets, pains or anything else that is holding us back. Trust and safety needs to be nurtured from start till finish of the therapeutic relationship.
The most recurring theme that I've noticed in my work thus far is people's resilience and ability to bounce back. Even when people hit a very rough spot and day after day struggle with challenges with the right support they can bounce back. I witnessed people build their lives back and love who they are even after years of struggles and pain. We are often reminded what we can't do but I love to remind my clients what they can do. I love to help my clients rediscover their strengths and abilities and that's a consistent guide of my approach.
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.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in attempt to cope.
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.
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.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Grief Counseling
NY, LMHC, 008067-01
Mental Health Counseling, MA
My journey as a mental health counselor started at a social service agency where I have worked for over six years. I have worked with individuals who live with chronic stress that often leads to anxiety and depression as well as kinship caregivers of minors going through adjustment and often parenting for the second time around. While working with individuals of different age groups I often encountered grief and loss as one of the main life adjustments and challenges. Through my experience I've learned that human resiiliance and ability to heal are two invaluable assets that we all posses. It is with the right support that we stand up and grow stronger. These experiences have greatly shaped my therputic style and approach.
Remote Therapist, Brooklyn, 11229, NY