ABOUT

 

My Story

My therapy practice began after many years of working with individuals and families, and interfacing with a plethora of mental health and health service agencies in New York City. Throughout my work, I found that large traditional mental health companies were not treating 'the whole' person, including one's lifestyle, relationships, and thought patterns.

So I embarked on a mission to create a practice that helps individuals pursue overall health and wellness, with an emphasis on increasing confidence and minimizing negative thoughts that lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

 

 

Philosophy

Mindfulness and Increased Self Confidence: You have the ability to take control of your feelings, and to become more self aware, intentional, and impactful. By slowing down and calmly acknowledging the thoughts and beliefs that dictate your feelings and behaviors, you can change your mind so that it doesn't change you. 

Physical Health, Nutrition, and Self Care: Overall well-being includes simplifying your understanding of "healthy." Creating a balanced lifestyle by making small changes in your daily life can greatly improve your mental and emotional health. Studies have shown that mood and cognitive functioning are greatly influenced by one's nutrition and physical activity. The decision to be truly healthy isn't easy, but it must be deliberate and self-initiated. 

Healthy Relationships: Personal relationships are vital to overall health and happiness. Maintaining beneficial and positive support networks while mitigating unhealthy or toxic connections can greatly influence long-term health and well-being. 

 

 

Credentials

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK
Columbia University School of Social Work, New York City
Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) in New York State undergo an extensive multi-year period of post-graduate supervised work experience, culminating in a licensure exam and practice standards that include diagnosis and private practice.

CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED THERAPY
New York University, New York City

NUTRITIONAL/INTEGRATIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
PESI, New York City

 

 

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