ATR-BC, LCAT, LCSW-R, Psychotherapist
There are times in life when feelings are overwhelming, cannot be managed and start to take over your best intentions. I can help you become aware of and understand what is happening so you can live the life you want. My background as a creative arts therapist means that we have a wide array of choices, such as talk therapy, art therapy, journaling, role playing, and more.
Relationships - old and new - can be challenging. It is not always easy to navigate life changes together. To name just a few, these challenges might include making decisions – whether and when to have children, how to raise the children, and how to make career moves. Other stressors, such as dealing with loss, rise naturally from spending years together. To nurture connection, I help each partner move away from reactivity and toward responsiveness. In this way, we improve communication overall.
As the therapist, I meet the child where they are. We use play so the child can express what they are not able to put into words. The more the child and I connect through the play, the more the child is able to channel their feelings into the play. The play therapy becomes a process through which the child is able to reveal their struggles, and I am able to help them find ways to cope.
As the parent or caregiver, your role in the process is fundamental. I always support your participation via regular meetings to hear your take on how your child is behaving at home and school and how they are feeling. I guide you to refine the skills you already have to help your children continue to cope and heal.
When it comes to complicated issues, it is not always easy to put what we are experiencing into words. I find that art therapy relieves the pressure to find language for what is going on. Instead, I make space for you to use art to express yourself. This can involve looking at images and/or making your own. When we talk about what comes up, we can start to think together of the situation in a new way.
For many of us, work takes up a lot of our lives. Challenges are unavoidable. When I work with people on career issues, we take a two-pronged approach: On the practical side, we consider your interests, skills, goals and what steps you can take to progress professionally. On the emotional side, I help you process all the fears, resentments, blocks, and excitements that the realm of work can produce.
I am a therapist with a wide range of experience who listens closely and pinpoints the issue or issues we should focus on. This way, as we work together, we can understand and unknot whatever gets in the way of your ability to get what you want out of life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and creative arts therapist as well as a certified psychoanalyst. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families.
My approach is creative and intuitive. I sense on the spot what is needed and pull from my deep tool basket to respond. Dialogue between us often helps the healing process. If you are not ready to talk, that is when we can use art therapy to help you express yourself.
I work with you to raise your self-awareness and capacity to respond to challenges. It is common to find that unresolved trauma leads to anxiety, depression, and/or a sense of being stuck. Via our therapeutic relationship, we consider how your current problems might be connected to your past life events. I help you break free of old patterns.
I work with clients in New York State and Florida. In NY, I accept these insurances: Oscar Health, Oxford, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, and Aetna. In Florida, I accept these insurances: Oxford, United Health Care, Cigna, Oscar Health, Aetna, and Medicare.
I am also an out-of-network provider for other insurance companies.
Payments are due at each session.
BFA with Literature Major, Eastern Michigan University
MPS, Art Therapy, Pratt Institute
Certificate in Child and Adolescent Treatment, New Hope Guild
MSW, Hunter College
Certificate in the Treatment of Interpersonal Trauma, Children First Program, at Fordham University
Institute for Expressive Analysis
Trauma-Informed Care Certificate, New York University
Certificate from Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), New York University
New York State Licensed Social Worker LCSW-R
New York Licensed Creative Arts Therapist LCAT
Florida Licensed Social Worker
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR Institute Basic Training
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care Training, Postpartum Support International (PSI)