I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in midtown Manhattan. When I decided to go back to school for a master’s degree, I chose social work because I felt strongly about its foundational belief that focus should be on both a person and their environment. During graduate school at Fordham University I saw many appealing paths I could continue on after graduation. While both macro and micro levels of practice are extremely important, I felt best suited for work with individuals on a deeper level. I wanted to further my education and went on to complete the four-year postgraduate training program in Adult Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy from The National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Prior to private practice I worked with a diverse population in various clinics throughout New York City. In addition to private practice I have been guest faculty at the Training Institute for Mental Health and taught a course on Eating Disorders. In March 2020, I completed a post master’s program in Spirituality and Social Work at New York University.
My eclectic therapeutic approach draws from my background as a social worker as well as my training in relational psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and family/marital therapy. While thinking about the person and their environment I focus on the present and revisit the past in order to better understand how it affects one’s current life. I take into account the individual sitting in front of me and how he or she can best benefit from therapy. The therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance in order for therapy to be effective. Clients should feel safe and comfortable opening up to their therapist.
Life can be full of stressful situations and it’s helpful to have someone who can be there to listen. It is important to process change so that stress doesn’t build up and manifest itself in unhealthy ways. As an outsider I will reflect back to you what I am hearing and help you have a clearer picture of what it is you want for yourself so that you can live your life in the best way possible.
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Professional Association (NIPPA)
National Association of Social Workers
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
Society for Spirituality and Social Work