When I was younger, I struggled with anxiety and panic attacks: I GET you! I can really empathize and sympathize with how debilitating anxiety can feel! I KNOW how much anxiety can impact day to day functioning. I also know --supported by science, my professional expertise and personal experience with therapy-- that TREATEMENT WORKS! You CAN and WILL be better!
I am is a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Art Therapist, Psychotherapist and Coach. I am passionate about helping individuals conquer anxiety, addiction, stress and providing perinatal wellness services. My approach is warm, eclectic, emphatic, compassionate and solution oriented. My mission is to help individuals overcome obstacles, improve relationships and lead a gratifying and joyful life! I am committed to helping my clients acquire new ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. I combine evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) to help individuals cope with emotional distress. Also, I draw from mindfulness, meditation, hypnotherapy, art therapy and trauma focused approaches to best tailor treatment.
I am an artist, mother and Brooklyn resident. My other interest include cooking, painting, meditation, practicing daily mindfulness, and walks in nature.
- BA Psychology, Art; Tufts University
- MA Art therapy, Mental Health Counseling; Long Island University
- MA Social Work; Silbermans School of Social Work
Professional certification and training:
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Art therapy
- Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
Guest Lecturer: Long Island University
Professional training: "Addressing Burn Out in Mental Health Profession", "Art Therapy with Sensory Processing Disorder", "Motivational Interviewing", "Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Skills".