I am an LCSW and graduated from Fordham University in NYC. I completed a certification program in Advanced Clinical Practice at NYU in 2006. I have also worked and trained with the Sept 11 Recovery Program through the American Red Cross, NY Presbyterian Hospital in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department as well as completed further post-graduate training/certification in child therapy, trauma, healing shame, and positive parenting.
I have extensive training and experience in treating trauma. Trauma often binds with shame, sadness, "feeling stuck," fear, and many other emotions; sometimes giving way to depression, self harm, and other unhealthy behaviors or patterns. My work incorporates the neuroscience of doing therapy including the wisdom that our bodies hold to heal.
Lastly, through the lens of child development, I do specialized work supporting families through a parent's cancer diagnosis and developed training for the Oncology Social Work staff at UCSF.