I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Advanced Practice in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work (New York, NY). I received my BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, with a minor in Human Development.
I have worked in outpatient mental health agencies, providing psychotherapy to individual adults, adolescents and families struggling with varied emotional and relational problems including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, grief, and caregiving stress. My doctoral research focused on family bereavement and caregiver strain following sudden, traumatic loss.
I am most passionate about women and girls’ mental health, supporting parents raising children with special needs and parents who have endured traumatic medical or birth experiences with their children. I also work with parents and teens to help support the interpersonal and emotional challenges that emerge during this developmental stage.
I have received specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. As I have found that psychodynamic approaches are effective in creating change for more ingrained psychological patterns and personality struggles, I am also working to enhance my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy by participating in a fellowship program at the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Institute.