M.A. Counseling Psychology, Clinical Mental Health, University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, LA
National Certified Counselor awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors, #631289
Mental Health Counselor in New York Sate, awarded by the New York Dept. of Education, Board of Regents, #P00309
Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, New York State Department of Health
Trained in EMDR Therapy (Parts I & II)
Trained in Sandplay Therapy
Welcome, and thanks for your interest in who I am and the deeply unique work that we may embark on together. If your goal is to better navigate issues, examine relationship patterns, explore your identity, and learn ways of thinking to promote lasting change, then you've come to the right place. My ultimate goal is to assist you in your journey towards a more satisfied self, no matter what your reason for coming to therapy.
My philosophy of therapy is a unique blend of humanistic focus, cognitive skill-building, and a relational perspective that helps us examine the bigger picture of your life. What does this mean? That personal choice is at the root of change, and I want to help you explore the potential to take the reigns. That I wish to help you make lasting change, which will extend beyond the therapy hour and broaden your ability to deal with life's curveballs, both present and future. And that we are all a part of something greater, and I want to help you find your best fit in this world, in your relationships, and most importantly, to find a sense of trust, comfort, and appreciation in your most authentic self.
My philosophy of life is founded on a deep appreciation for my relationships with others, with nature, and with the power of introspection. I feel most alive when I'm connecting with people, alone in the woods, or wandering somewhere in between in this crazy city! My office is here to share with you, and I am also open to meeting in your favorite outdoor space, or doing "walk and talk" therapy somewhere in the city.
If you are hoping to explore your sense of self with a therapist who will work with you and do more than just sit back and nod, then I would love to hear from you soon!