I am a licensed mental health counselor working in private practice in New York City. I helped establish and run the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy division at the Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy (KIP).
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I received my Master of Education degree and my Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, and I am affiliated with the American Counseling Association and the NYS Psychological Association.
I have completed extensive training in cognitive therapy from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy, and continue to advance my knowledge and skills in the latest evidence-based approaches (such as mindfulness). I have experience treating individuals and groups presenting with a range of concerns, including anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD and pure-o, depression, relationship difficulties, and stress related to work, school, and transitions. I am an identity affirming therapist.
Meditation is a large part of my personal and professional life. I have led mindfulness-based groups such as “Mindfulness Boot Camp” and “Managing Stress through Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-Based Techniques,” and I provide mindfulness workshops and seminars in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
My approach is not one-size-fits all. After learning about who you are and what you are looking to get out of therapy, I offer a tailored, collaborative approach to meet your specific needs, drawing from cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, strength-based psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based practices, as indicated. I will work with you to process your experiences, while providing you with feedback and tools to move in directions that feel more authentic and satisfying.
I believe that a strong and comfortable therapeutic relationship is an important component of therapy, and I often check in for your feedback and reactions. I strive to provide a dynamic, safe, challenging, and supportive space. It's important to me to make sure that I am understanding your experience both in and out of session, so our work together may involve exploring how your unique identity impacts the way you see the world and the challenges you bring to session.
Committing to therapy is a commitment to yourself. It can seem difficult to give yourself the time and attention you often reserve for others; however, when caught up in being good at the many roles we often embody (employee, partner, parent, child, friend, etc.) we can lose sight of our true selves. I am here to support you.
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I offer therapy for individuals and groups, as well as remote therapy.