Years in Practice: 20+
As you consider therapy, you may be asking yourself questions like,
“How does therapy work?”
“How many sessions do I need?”
And most importantly, “How do I find the right therapist for me”?
I hope that learning about me, both personally and professionally, will help you in making this important decision.
I was born in the Midwest and have lived in New York City on and off for most of my life.
At a young age, I lost my father. His death deeply affected me.
Growing up, I was very involved in community organizing. I began college at a large city university, later transferring to a small New England college, where I studied philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Afterwards, while working as a financial marketer, I discovered that my true interest was listening to my clients and getting to know them rather than in marketing or finance per se. I then went on to enroll in undergraduate courses in psychology, after which I applied to graduate school and earned a doctorate (Psy.D.) in psychology.
During my professional career, I have worked with adults, children, and adolescents in many settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, a residential treatment center, schools, and private practice. I have also travelled extensively and experienced many different cultures which serves to inform my work and sense of mindfulness/spirituality.
Experience aside, at the end of the day, therapy for me is about the connection which develops between client and therapist — the two of us — through sharing and understanding your life, your unique experiences, and your feelings.
I hope I will have the privilege of speaking with you, as you make this decision.