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Professional Statement

  • My experience as a therapist spans over 20 years. Therapy is an exploration of the past to better understand the present and work towards the desired future.
  • So what makes therapy work?
  • Warmth * Trust * Understanding * Not Feeling Judged* Corrective Experiences * Guidance * Caring * Empathy * Feeling Safe * Honesty*
  • Every person is an individual with different life experiences, values, thoughts, and feelings. With that said, my approach in therapy is based on the need of the particular person I am working with at the time and not on a specific theory or diagnosis. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental and nurturing environment in which the client is able to better understand who they are, what has brought them to this point in their life, and where they would like to see themselves in the future.
  • Feeling able to connect and communicate is the foundation of any relationship. The need to feel heard and understood is universal to all people. The relationship between the client and the therapist is a very unique one. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one in which the client and the therapist both take active roles.
  • Therapy works with the right therapist; unfortunately many people have had bad experiences that often make it difficult for them to try again.
  • I am a caring, honest, empathetic therapist who is serious, but still has a sense of humor. Over the years I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds and belief systems. My areas of expertise include working with PTSD/Trauma, Depression, LGBTQ, Anxiety, HIV/AIDS, Relationships, Poor Self Image/Insecurity, Crisis, Guilt, Stress, Anger and Bereavement.

Education

  • New York University, Master’s in Social Work
  • New York University, Certificate in Clinical Practice

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers

Language Spoken

  • English
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