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 14 years and am a fully Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina.
My clients are typically adults and teens 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 strongly believe in the power of thoughts and the mind-body connection and incorporate EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychodynamic theory to help clients overcome unhealthy thought and behavioral patterns and learn new ways of perceiving and living in the world. My passion for yoga and the mind-body connection has led me to yoga teacher training (YTT), and I enjoy incorporating some of these skills in therapy sessions. 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."