I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Siena College in Loudonville, NY, and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Psychology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, followed by a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from The City College of New York in New York, NY. I have worked in the mental health field for over 11 years and am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina.
My clients are typically adolescents/teens and adults who present with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, relationship problems, family/parenting issues, perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, and infertility. Prior to private practice, I worked at a local NC mental health agency, at a university's counseling center in NY, at a VA Medical Center in NY, and at a private mental health hospital in NY, where I received additional training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I am also a member of Postpartum Support International's North Carolina chapter.
I believe in the power of thoughts and in the mind-body connection. As such, I often incorporate CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, existential psychotherapy, and DBT in order to help my clients overcome unhealthy thought and behavioral patterns and learn new ways of perceiving and living in the world. I have also written and published professional mental health articles, have been a member of psychological research teams, and was an Associate Editor at a mental health publishing firm in New York, NY.
My goal is to provide you with the empathy, support, and skills necessary to obtain better relationships, increased confidence and self-esteem, decreased stress, relief from anxiety and depression, and a better quality of life. With me, you will receive evidence-based counseling in a safe, warm, and caring environment.
"If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."