Congratulations on making the decision to seek help and regain balance in life. Entering therapy is hard, and you’re doing the work to look inward and improve your situation. I am passionate about helping all my clients reach a level of peace and comfort along their journey. Therapy is a collaborative process and I look forward to being along for the work in your journey with you.
I’ve found that we all need a safe space as human beings to feel seen, heard, validated, and safe. The therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance in my practice, and when you enter therapy, you’ll experience the benefits of having a safe therapeutic relationship as the vehicle by which the work gets done. I view therapy as a place for looking at your strengths, validating the challenges we are facing, and working together to identify solutions. Therapy is not one size fits all, and I take into consideration your unique circumstances and factors in your environment and larger systemic issues that influence your current situation. I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves and their life, and already has the answers inside of them; sometimes it just takes some extra help and support. My goal is to help guide and support you in the process as you make the best decisions for you and your life while supporting your empowerment.
I am a Licensed Master’s Social Worker who currently sees the adult population, with a special focus on young adults. I am a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with my Master of Social Work; as well as a graduate of the University of New Haven with a dual-degree in Criminal Justice (B.S.) and Psychology (B.A.). I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults working with people from all different backgrounds across many settings. I have a wide range of experience, from doing individual, couple, and family therapy; working with the adult justice-involved populations to avoid and reduce recidivism rates; and working with children, parents and family units impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) across various settings including community outpatient clinics and intensive in-home settings. I use a holistic, person-centered approach to address problems relating to depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.