I am an NYU-trained psychotherapist who believes that there is no universal formula to “doing therapy,” but there are as many ways to approach therapy as there are people seeking help. My job is to understand my patients as individuals as best as I can, so that, together, we can identify the barriers that exist between where they are now and the most meaningful, fulfilling life they want to live. I bring warmth, joy, and a playful energy to therapy, but am also not afraid to tackle painful or uncomfortable topics. I am known for my ability to help folks feel safe and cared for at their most vulnerable moments, in whatever stage of life they happen to be.
After receiving my Master’s degree in Music Therapy from NYU, I continued my education with post-graduate training at the Music Psychotherapy Institute of New York. There, I received certification in Austin Vocal Psychotherapy, a method that incorporates concepts from music therapy and Jungian psychotherapy into a modern approach to the treatment of trauma. Through this training, I deepened my appreciation for how our earliest relationships influence the way we relate to the world, even as adults. However, rather than focusing solely on past experiences, I believe that therapy can help patients use what they learn about themselves to make changes in the present.
Through my diverse experiences as a psychotherapist, I have developed an eclectic approach to therapy that includes traditional talk therapy such as Humanistic Psychotherapy and CBT, as well as other creative arts therapies, play therapy, and mindfulness practices. I believe that words are powerful, but can also sometimes get in the way, and am passionate about supporting patients to find ways of expressing themselves that go beyond language. More valuable than any tool or technique, however, is the power of the therapeutic relationship itself. I believe that therapy is a creative and collaborative process, and effective collaboration requires patience, commitment, and above all, trust. I commit to engaging myself fully in the process of discovery and creation with my patients, and trust that each patient has the potential to create significant and lasting change.