A key component of the therapeutic relationship is trust. This may seem cliché but most can't trust their spouse, mom, or even their dog. So trusting a complete stranger is complex.
The biggest barrier for people to seek and access care is knowing where to go to get care. There are ads and commercials for medication but rarely do I see the same for therapy. It's like it the unspoken thing people do but it's okay to take diabetes medication. Therapy needs the same attention as all other services. The stigma for therapy is a barrier for people to obtain therapy as well. The fact that therapy is not advertised people have to ask around. However, therapy sometimes has a stigma associated in some cultures. Remote therapy is way to break that stigma barrier and provide more access to people that wouldn't leave their home for a therapy session.
The approach I use is therapy is eclectic and creative which are pieces of my personality. It is important that the individuals that I work with to foster change have an opportunity to experience fun during their remote session. Although, they could experience hard events in their life people come to therapy to be uplifted and inspire to change.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
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.
Adoption & foster care
Adoption and foster care considerations include education on the process, integrating the new family, establishing household rules and boundaries, processing past trauma on behalf of the child, emotional health, and other adjustment procedures.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
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.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Graduate degree from Fordham University in Social Work
Most of my work has been with children, adolescents, and families. However, I have worked with adults in an integrative approach in the medical setting. I have assisted individual with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic illnesses set concrete and goals. These individuals have been able to improve the quality their quality of life.