Great to meet you!
I have worked with individuals, children, and families for over 20 years in New York City. I received my undergraduate education from the University of Pittsburgh and my graduate degree from Columbia University. My practice focuses on treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationships. As a Black woman of American and Caribbean descent, I especially enjoy mental health treatment to the Black community. I explore cultural identity and framework as a strength for healing.
A bit about my approach to therapy
I describe my role as a partner in the therapeutic journey. My goal is to help clients find the answers to challenges and not just give answers. We all can use a life guide, so no one feels alone in their situations. My role is objective and personalized to meet the client's needs. One other goal is to help people realize their strengths to overcome stressful situations. This helps a person regain confidence and improve their mental health.
What you can expect from our first session
The main outcome of sessions is to explore obstacles that impact a person's mental health. There are times when we focus on the problem and we need to focus on the cause. Looking at the cause of symptoms improves the balance of the mind, body, and spirit connection. One major idea is to achieve acceptance of our realities and how to learn from our pasts.