About My Clients
I am currently seeing adolescents and adults in different phases of life. My work supports individuals as well as parents and families through life transitions, loss/grief, and traumatic experiences. I also provide compassionate counseling and support to parents including families with highly sensitive and/or neurodiverse children. I teach all clients, especially clients of color & diverse backgrounds, that self-care & preservation are not only important to "being well" but a revolutionary act
My Background and Approach
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.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that our bodies hold the innate wisdom to heal. I believe in our capacity for growth and change especially within a safe, holding environment such as the therapeutic relationship. I also believe in social justice including healing individuals, families, and communities that have long been marginalized. I provide culturally competent and inclusive psychotherapy that deeply honors diversity (race/color/class/gender/neurodiversity & more).