I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing long-term and short-term counseling, EMDR, behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, and clinical supervision. In addition, as a Deputy Director of the Kings County District Attorney's Office's Victim Services Unit and as an Advisor at the Columbia University School of Social Work, I have managed programs, developed curricula, conducted trainings for other professionals, and worked closely with social work students. My practice has focused on working with trauma survivors, crime victims, those experiencing difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and emerging professionals.
Engaging with me in psychotherapy allows clients an opportunity to explore their experiences. Through such exploration and analysis, clients are better able to understand sources of unwanted feelings, frustrations, and difficulties. Often these are the results of past experiences and relationships and confronting them allows clients to develop the self-awareness necessary to forge deeper and more meaningful relationships throughout their lives.
Opening oneself to the work involved in psychotherapy can be difficult. My goal is to work collaboratively with clients to craft a unique path towards greater self-fulfillment. The benefits of this approach include increased happiness, pleasure, wholeness, and the ability to work through intrusive thoughts, feelings, and frustrations as they arise.
I recognize that your path is unique and I hope to serve as a guide on it, listening carefully, making suggestions, and helping you develop the tools that will allow you to improve your well-being.
Together we will develop a plan that is responsive to your goals and that draws upon my training and experience.
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