I gained most of my clinical experience, starting in 2013, working with traumatized children and youth who were system-involved. There was one year in there when I was in Bronx, NY, interning at a chemical dependency program and skilled nursing home for HIV/AIDS. I saw a lot of trauma there too, and I also saw how brilliantly the human heart and spirit still shine through the hardest times, and how crucial and cherished connection is at all stages of life.
My pre-private practice experiences helped me to develop a trauma- and attachment-lens that I still bring to the work. I (often very intuitively) integrate a myriad of evidence-based approaches in my work, from CBT to Internal Family Systems to EMDR to inner child work, but I am most interested in what these approaches have in common, which is finding out how current distress is linked to internal models, memory networks, or deputized internal "parts", developed at some earlier time in life.