Individual experiences are inherently unique and therefore require a similar approach in therapy.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY# 006459). My approach is eclectic and holistic with a casual style that is direct and active. I utilize a collection of modalities including but not limited to CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness-Based, and Existential.  Individual experiences are inherently unique and require a similar approach in therapy.  Therefore, I do not feel constrained by one discipline and my approach will vary depending on your needs.  


 

 

You are your own expert.

With a collaborative spirit, we will explore challenges of the past and present in order to work towards growth.  Ultimately, you are the expert and will play a central role in shaping the type of therapy or coaching received.  

 

Reconnecting you to your humanity.

Today, diagnoses and definitions of what it is to be 'normal' shape the meaning of mental health and therefore one's understanding of their daily experience.   Our normal human experiences have been filtered through the binary of normal and abnormal and recategorized as a medical illness.

By contrast, I believe that emotional pain is one of the most powerful human experiences and can be used to help us understand the world and create profound meaning in our lives.  Therefore I emphasize an alternative approach that is holistic and strength-based.  I work towards empowering individuals to utilize the entire spectrum of emotional experience as a tool for self-awareness, growth, and change. 

Background

I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and have since lived in New York City and South Florida.  I received a Bachelors in Cultural Psychology from New York University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from University of Miami.  I have worked in community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric facilities,  and nonprofit organizations.  I have conducted leadership and executive training programs, led seminars on alternative methods of treatment, community organizing, and peer support.