I am a New York State licensed clinical therapist. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction & substance use disorders, sexual identity & gender identity related issues, as well as race & religion-related stress. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults who may be going through a variety of challenging transitions in their life. My clinical approach is client centered and strengths based, meaning I will meet you where you are at in terms of readiness for change, while also therapeutically challenging you by helping you access your unique strengths and abilities.
Using a variety of modalities, I will tailor the therapy to what is most supportive to you. I will help you meet your goals through the use of evidence-based practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I receive ongoing supervision through a certified DBT consultant and am currently working on becoming certified in TEAM-CBT, as I am deeply committed to my own personal and professional growth.
I believe my background as a female of a minority race, and the daughter of immigrants helps me see individuals in a nonjudgmental space informed by a social justice lens. My upbringing, education, and work experience combine for a unique level of appreciation and understanding that helps me connect with people on a more intimate level. I look forward to building a trusting and secured relationship with you and helping you to achieve personal wellness and growth.