My pronouns are she/they
Let me start by saying that I believe humans are incredible. We have the capacity to heal ourselves from pain and suffering of all forms - physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and beyond.
My goal is to help you suffer less.
I will provide the space, compassion, and expertise to guide you on your journey to finding home within yourself.
Through compassionate and contemplative self reflection we can validate, challenge & change unhelpful narratives that contribute to your suffering.
We will validate and explore current themes within your suffering that might be holding you back; while simultaneously identifying and integrating new skills to help you move forward.
Who am I? / Who am I becoming?
Human Being (noun | verb)
Humans are both existing and evolving in each & every moment.
We use what we know, to inform what we want to become, and how we become it.
I return to these reflections, in both my personal & professional practice - and will encourage you to do the same!
Learn more about my background, current activities, & passion projects!
Academic & Clinical Experience
Current Practice: Private Practice in New York State
Clinical Focus: Eating Disorder Treatment
License to Practice Therapy: Clinical Social Work, New York State
Specialized Experience: Eating Disorders, Substance Misuse & Abuse, Impact of Family Addiction Issues
Academic Degrees: (M.S.W.) Masters in Social Work: Clinical Track, Fordham University - 2017
(B.S.) Public & Community Health, Ithaca College - 2013
Practice Setting Experience: Outpatient, Intensive-Outpatient Program (IOP), Residential Treatment Center (RTC), Non-Profit and For Profit
Therapeutic Style: Person-Centered, Collaborative, Validating, Humorous, Dialectic, Optimistic, Evidence-based
Evidence-based Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Humanistic Therapy
Mutual Aid, Pro Bono, & Passion Projects
Mutual Aid: Union Settlement's Johnson Counseling Center - 90-minute workshop
"Disproportionate Assessment, Diagnosis, & Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders in BIPOC Communities: What’s Going On and How Can We Use This Information To Improve"
Pro Bono: St. Joseph's University's School of Nursing - 60-minute workshops
"The Importance of Using a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions"
Passion Projects: The Collective: Peer Supervision Group - 60-minute weekly peer supervision group
Songs for Humanity: A Musical Review - 60-minute concert to promote mental health awareness & raise funds for non-profit agencies
Identity: I am Queer, Neurodivergent, & Recovered from an Eating Disorder!
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Singing, Piano, Yoga, Dance
Loves: Books, Nature, History, Philosophy, Animals, Humans
Pets: I have a dog named Shaymus!
“I can't be a pessimist because I am alive."