I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Following graduation, I pursued my Masters in Social Work at Columbia University, where I graduated magna cum laude. After developing an interest in couples and family work, I received postgraduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. At Ackerman, I became a contributing writer for The Encyclopedia of Couples and Family Therapy.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the Ackerman Relational Approach. I deeply value a postmodern and collaborative approach to therapy, which views the therapeutic alliance as a major driver of positive change. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from various backgrounds presenting with a wide range of issues in both individual and group settings. Combining behavioral and relational principles, my practice is dynamic and well-rounded. I am warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I offer strategies to help my patients define their problem areas, identify their authentic needs, and develop effective coping mechanisms. My clinical experience and comprehensive training allow me to leverage a diverse set of tools and strategies in my work.