I specialize in navigating difficult family dynamics, codependency and grief. I help you feel more secure in yourself and your relationships
Therapist in New York, NY
Many years of working in hospitals put me face to face with grief. Through my career, I've worked with family members who have experienced a death of a loved one. I've also worked with various layers of what grief means- if the loss feels ambiguous, if the loss includes the future you imagined, if the loss is complicated.
As a highly sensitive person myself, I have learned to meet feelings with compassion and acceptance, and to find ways to navigate the world as a highly sensitive person. I've come to recognize how sensitivity impacts how we move through the word, and the gifts that it offers us.
I work deeply here to affirm each person, and to tease out the codependent tendencies that tend to hold us back. This includes looking at the experiences that may have led us here, and examining what steps we want to shift to feel more connected to our authentic selves. Through connecting more deeply to our wants and needs, we can grow more confident in our lives. I've witnessed this through working with people who grew up with parents navigating addictions or mental illness, among others.
While I tend to pull from several different modalities, at the heart of my work is meeting each person where they are in their emotional world and working to figure out what works best for them. Initially trained in music therapy, I find creativity lives in my work. I pull from Internal Family Systems, ACT, psychodrama, and attachment theory.
While not all of my clients choose to incorporate music into our work, it can be helpful at times to find ways to express ideas and feelings beyond words. It might include making music, or sharing music that is meaningful in order to explore ourselves more deeply. My initial therapy training was in the Music Therapy program at NYU, where I earned an MA in Music Therapy.