I am a NYU-trained psychotherapist who draws on my diverse educational, training and cultural background in order to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with my patients. I have worked in schools, hospitals and group therapy practices, providing treatment for children, teens and adults of all cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual and gender identities. In addition to therapy with individuals, I have also facilitated therapy groups for anxiety, meditation, loss and bereavement, and interpersonal skills.
While I have extensive training in therapeutic techniques, including in cognitive behavioral therapy, I, like Tribeca Therapy as a whole, use a range of tools in my therapy practice, built from my experiences both in psychotherapy and out. In addition to my graduate education in social work at NYU, I also have a Master’s of Philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium and a Master’s of Science in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I am also currently a scholar at the Center for Bioethics at NYU where I explore the intersection of psychology and philosophy. I bring this knowledge and passion for philosophy and its connection with psychology into the therapy room in order to provide insight and develop a unique approach for each patient’s needs.
I have worked extensively with kids and teens as a social worker and teacher, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I also published on the history of intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. In my previous work with children, I coordinated with teachers, parents and other adults in kids’ lives, and I approach treating kids and teens in therapy similarly as a family issue, bringing in parents and other adults into treatment when necessary.