I am here to help you find your way forward... but how did I get here?
I value individuality and self expression, so I work with many people in creative fields such as art, music, design, cooking, writing, acting... I have always been interested in people and the way they live. I have a strong ability to understand a person's unique experience, and connect with them to help identify strengths and improve their lives.
I draw on and continue to study an eclectic range of modalities. I come from a strength-based, client-centered approach, incorporating mindfulness and brain science, CBT and other proven concepts. I enjoy sharing and exploring resources with clients.
I earned my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, 1996. Since moving to NYC in 2001, I have worked in community mental health as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Consultant. I started my own business in 2009, providing therapy to individuals and couples. In 2012, I also became a Certified Professional Coach (that's what the CPC stands for!).
I have a passion for advocacy and volunteering in organizations that support people with mental illness, history of incarceration, immigrant populations, and other misunderstood or under-served communities. I spend free time on music, art, friends, and gardening my building's flower beds! I love this exploring this city and contributing to my community.