Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Helping You Deepen Your Relationship With Yourself
As a trauma-informed psychologist, I believe that our relationship patterns reflect protective mechanisms we developed as children. While these mechanisms may have been highly adaptive in our early environments, as adults we can become overly rigid or inflexible in our ways of thinking and being. This inflexibility is what often leads to psychological symptoms, such as social anxiety, low self-esteem, and depressed mood.
This is why I believe that growth and transformation happen within the context of a healing relationship, one in which we can learn to be seen, accept care from another, and find safety within ourselves rather than seeking comfort in the external world.
Therapy is about helping you to create a life with intention, weaving together decisions from your own inner wisdom and intuition. Together we can process stuck emotions, stale patterns, and repressed needs and desires to help you let go and move on to more fulfilling, compassionate, and empowering relationships.
Over the past 11 years, I’ve worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including schools, hospitals, community clinics, and residential treatment centers. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Cornell University, I earned my doctorate at Yeshiva University in New York City and completed my APA-accredited internship at Nassau University Medical Center with a focus on psychological assessment and treatment of adolescents and families. I’ve recently been accruing continuing education through various organizations and conferences held throughout Los Angeles, including the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI), American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA). I am a former member of the board of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).
CLINICAL INTERESTS AND SPECIALTIES
Complex/Relational trauma and PTSD
Borderline personality spectrum disorders (BPD)
Self-harm, cutting, suicidal thoughts
Low self-esteem and Identity confusion
Transition and Phase of Life concerns
Depression and Mood Disorder
Anxiety and Panic
Continuing education through various trainings and conferences throughout Los Angeles, including but not limited to: level 1 Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), AGPA Special Institute, workshop on the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Completed APA-accredited doctoral internship at Nassau University Medical Center (inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy treatment, adults/adolescents/children, individual/group/couples therapy), 2017-2018
Provided outpatient psychotherapy to adults with concentration in couples and family therapy at Gouverneur Health (Manhattan adult outpatient hospital clinic), 2016-2017
Provided long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy to low-income adults at Max and Celia Parnes Clinic (community-based clinic), 2015-2017
Adapted game-based CBT model into an introduction to social skills and emotion regulation curriculum for use with children in residential treatment; organized and ran group weekly at SCO Family of Services (residential treatment facility for intellectually impaired dual diagnosis adolescents), summer 2016
Co-led trauma-focused game-based CBT groups for child survivors of sexual abuse and their caregivers at the Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Newark, NJ (child advocacy center), 2015-2016
Provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy across the lifespan at Family Services of Westchester (community-based outpatient clinic) with emphasis on Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT), 2014-2015
Led weekly non-directive play therapy with socially struggling children at South Hill Elementary School in Ithaca, NY, 2011-2012