Following my graduate training at Columbia University I received postgraduate supervision at the American Cognitive Behavior Institute and Certification in Maternal Mental Health from the 20/20 Mom project as well as trainings in mindfulness technique, play therapy, exposure therapy, focus therapy, creative gestalt therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy which I draw upon in my work at Tribeca Therapy.
Since 2005, I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, expectant and new mothers, families and couples, and supervised therapists and students. Despite this diversity of patients, I find many share feelings of isolation and benefit from a place where they can open up their hearts and minds. For hopeful, expectant and postpartum parents and families–including multicultural, interracial and non-traditional families, I create a space for expressing their experiences with new or continued parenthood where they can slow down and tell their stories. Whereas with teens, I find they often seem closed-off or defensive when this is just a shell to hide underexplored and under-expressed emotions and experiences. I encourage teens to share both what they are struggling with and what they would like to create.
A trained and passionate musician, my practice is inspired by holistic and integrative theories that inform a practice that is expressed uniquely with each individual patient with whom I work. I am inspired to help others discover how to get creative and how to develop a voice which is integral to emotional development.
I bring joy and commitment to therapy and feel both are essential for the process of examining and developing our lives. I am committed to seriously looking at pain and potential development that each person has the ability to work and create. I am known for my dogged persistence–a commitment to doing whatever it takes to help my patients thrive.