You have taken the first step on an important journey of inner awareness and self-understanding. Each person's journey, just as individual life experiences and people are different. Truth be said, the process can be scary at first, frustrating, even, but always rewarding. It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone to seek help or answers to personal questions, doubts or discomforts.
Courage -especially if you are questioning your sexual orientation, gender identity, or the process of coming out. It takes strength and personal fortitude to share your personal truth with yourself, therapist, family and friends. Your personal truth can be hindered by cultural, religious and familial beliefs which amplify discomfort. I understand.
I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as State of Florida; trained and employed by the largest public hospital system in New York; in both out and inpatient psychotherapy. My experience is with individuals, groups and families across an international /multi-ethnic diversified demographic of adults ages 18 – 100 with a variety of issues and diagnosis including Depression; Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Familial and Interpersonal Relationships, LGBTQ and Recovery.
Additionally, I bring a successful background as an entrepreneurial businesswoman which adds another dimension to my clinical expertise. Offering both experiential and evidence-based techniques built on individual self-reliance I learned, helps clients to live one’s best life.
By nature, I am a strength-based therapist who "thinks outside the box" to help a client reach personal goals. Humanistic - mind, body, spirit, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CBT & DBT) approached in an empathetic, nonjudgmental, safe environment.
Please know I am here to support you in your desire for change, comfort or a nonjudgmental ear. I look forward to working with you.