Being judgment-free and empathetic is inherent to my role as a clinician. As a clinical social worker with a background in community mental health, I have worked with an extremely wide range of individuals. I specifically have experience working with individuals who have out-of-control sexual behaviors, and adults struggling with daily stressors (including depression, anxiety, relationship and/or boundary concerns, mitigating shame, and grief). I additionally have experience working in a human rights organization focused on LGBTQIA+ and immigrant communities while living in New York City. I firmly believe that all humans are worthy of support, connection and a space to process their many thoughts and feelings. I am here to support you throughout all of life’s journeys.
As someone who has been on both sides of the therapeutic relationship, I understand that everyone has unique preferences of styles and approaches. I am happy to embrace humor when appropriate, while also providing psycho-education and concrete interventions as needed. I also understand that talking about certain topics can be hard–even in the therapy room. I take an extremely holistic approach and recognize the connection between healthy sexuality and a healthy well-being, while supporting my clients as they “connect the dots.” Whether you are hoping to problem solve specific concerns, vent to an understanding ear, or learn strategies to increase self-care in daily life, I am happy to support you through it all.
Just thinking about connecting with a clinician is the first step towards a more joyous and peaceful life–you are already halfway there! It is time to trade shame for support and make progress towards whatever goals you might have for yourself and your mental health. I look forward to being a part of your healing journey.