Credentials

Mental Health Counselor in New York State #P09856

Member of the American Counseling Association #6501660

M.A. in Psychology,  Clinical Mental Health Counseling , CUNY College of Staten Island


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Welcome, and thank you for considering me as someone to work alongside you during your unique process of healing.  I believe the best work in therapy happens with a strong therapeutic relationship. I recognize that not every therapist is the right fit for every person, and vice versa.  I want you to have a little information about me and my work in order to help determine whether our fit might be a good one. 

What first drew me to this line of work was my own process of self discovery. Throughout my journey, I learned that every person has their own unique story. We all have many experiences and different facets of ourselves that contribute to who we are. Although this means that we each have a special magic to offer the world, it can also lead to us feeling isolated and like we are alone in our suffering. Sometimes we can get stuck in a story that doesn't feel quite right, which prevents us from living out the best version of ourselves. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to look inward and learn more about yourself, with support and non-judgment. I help clients develop new ways of thinking, understanding, and taking action; all with the goal of enhancing their connection to themselves, others, and the world. I feel most connected when I am reading a good book or watching a movie (huge Harry Potter fan), exploring nature, traveling to new places, or spending time with loved ones. If you are looking for a place to discover how to best connect and navigate this sometimes challenging world, I would be honored to work with you. 

My experience and areas of focus include working with college students, young professionals, and adults in their 20’s and 30’s who are working through life transitions, dealing with the stressors of modern life, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, processing impact of past trauma, and self-esteem or identity concerns. If any of those sound like you, please feel welcome to contact me for a free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit! 

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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
— Carl Rogers
 
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