I am a graduate of Florida State University and New York University, where I received my Bachelors and my Masters degrees respectively. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Counseling program at Montclair State University. My dissertation focus is on cross-racial supervision. As a doctoral student and candidate, I have participated in numerous research that focus on multicultural issues in counseling and supervision, including issues relates to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spirituality/religion, and adoption. Following the completion of my PhD, I plan to become a full-time professor of Counselor Education while continuing to practice therapy in a private practice setting. Additionally, I am an adjunct professor of counseling –having taught classes at Montclair State University, St. John’s University, and currently at Molloy College.
I have experience working with clients who have suffered from anxiety, depression, marital issues, self-esteem issues, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, and much more. Additionally, I believe that cultural factors are critical to the way we navigate through life. I work hard to address cultural matters, to understand how these may impact our perception of the world. I have an integrative theoretical approach where I am grounded in Person-Centered principles, but utilize tenets from Reality Therapy.
- School: New York University
- License and State: 005999 New York
- American Counseling Association
- Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of New York, accustomed to providing a safe and professional environment with the utmost confidentiality and care. I am eager to incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques in order to fit your own specific needs as my client. Together, we can work to set appropriate goals, attainable at your own pace, to help you create a better sense of self-awareness in your life and interpersonal relationships.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, marital issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, and much more. I enjoy working from a relational perspective as I feel there is much to be learned within the interpersonal relationships of my clients. Additionally, I believe that educating myself on cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as family of origin, shed light on several key facets in the lives of my clients. It can help create a line of open communication, as well as a judgement free zone.
Call for a free consultation so we can discuss your needs and goals. I look forward to taking this therapeutic journey with you!
Your mental health is important. It affects your day to day living and if you’re not in control of it, it will take control of you. I am a passionate mental health counselor who provides individual or group counseling to children, teens, and young adults who are dealing with the stressors and anxieties of life. Some of these stressors include lack of confidence, peer pressure, relationship issues, anxiety, etc.
Utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral therapy approach allows me to help you build confidence, motivate you and help you build a change in your thinking patterns and change the way you feel about life. I have extensive experience working with individuals to help them reach their goals. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology along with certifications in School and Family Counseling.
You have chosen to take the first step towards ensuring you heal and grow from your experiences, I believe I have what it takes to get you there and will support you throughout this journey.