top of page

About Me & My Approach

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in New York City. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have specialized training in working with young children (birth to five) and I am also a certified perinatal mental heath specialist through Postpartum Support International. I received my Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology from Colgate University and my Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. 

 

As your therapist, I seek to create a warm, comfortable space for you and/or your family to discuss things openly and explore how to improve the situation. I also strive to make my work culturally competent and trauma-informed to ensure that everyone feels at ease. I work with people of all ages so therapy looks different and unique for everyone!

My approach uses a psychodynamic and relational perspectives. Together we'll focus on how your experiences have shaped your perspectives and beliefs. We'll also consider your family as a whole, all of your relationships in your life, and the strengths and stressors that may impact you.

In our work, I use an eclectic approach of techniques. This includes talk therapy, play therapy, behavioral interventions, trauma-informed interventions, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. During therapy, we can combine these techniques and others to best address your needs.

Advanced Trainings and Certifications:

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy - a trauma-informed play therapy for children birth to seven years old

  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) - a structured manualized behavior program for parents of children 2-12 years old

  • Perinatal Interpersonal Therapy - a short term treatment focused on alleviating depressive, anxiety, and trauma symptoms before or after child birth 

  • Ackerman Institute for the Family - family therapy treatment modality

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Postpartum International Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals

  • Postpartum International Advanced Psychotherapy Training

  • Perinatal Mental Health Certification

​Areas of Experience:​

  • Parent-Child Bonding

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Non-traditional families

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBTQ Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Therapy with Young Children

  • Perinatal and Postnatal Support

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Parenting Support

  • Behavior Management

fullsizeoutput_2344.jpeg
bottom of page