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Areas of Specialty and Expertise

  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety (generalized, social, panic)
  • Chronic Worry
  • Anger
  • Self-harming Behaviors
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self Esteem & Feelings of Inadequacy
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Body Image

I am a psychotherapist in New York City

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) with 20 years experience. I am a certified Gestalt therapist and trained in Harm Reduction psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). During two decades of practice, I have had the opportunity to study and use a multitude of therapeutic methods. I feel immense gratitude and respect for all of the people I’ve worked with and alongside; each has been a valuable teacher. I have counseled a wide array of individuals, couples, families, groups, businesses and communities. This diversity of clients has helped shape my understanding of one’s individual needs within the framework of relationships, systems and dynamics that affect us.

Background

Prior to opening a private practice, my work included HIV prevention and education, social activism, music and performance production and business management. My own journey of developing self-acceptance and compassion has created space and allowed me to pursue my interests with more realistic expectations. I am passionate about helping others feel empowered to activate an accessible, manageable approach to their own unique and personal growth.