Choosing to engage in psychotherapy can be a daunting endeavor. The uncertainty of the process and of the revelations to uncover can make us feel apprehensive about whether to commit or not. Yet, when we allow fear of stigma, judgement, and the perception of personal weakness be barriers to caring for our mental well-being, we continue to suffer and deny ourselves the opportunity to realize our healthiest potential. No matter the problem or conflict that brings us to therapeutic spaces, the empathic relationship between a therapist and client alone can be healing.
As a clinician of diverse cultural experiences, I value culturally-relevant and integrative evidence-based practice. I have flexibility in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and interpersonal therapeutic approaches. I am most adept with adolescents and adults, although I have experience working with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings, practicing most recently in global mental health. Through the lens of social justice, I am dedicated to creating healing spaces for people of color and underserved communities.
Areas of Expertise and Interest:
• Depression/Mood disorders
• Expatriates/Global Mental Health/International Psychology
• Migration/Acculturation stress
• Racial stress
• Haitian Mental Health
• Trauma and PTSD
• Maternal Mental Health/ Perinatal Psychology
Clinical Experience and Education:
• Training and Quality Improvement Psychologist, Zanmi
Lasante|Partners in Health (PIH), Haiti
• Certification in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Global Mental
Health Institute, Columbia University
• Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Graduate Center of the City
University of New York (CUNY)
• Pre-doctoral Intern, Jewish Board for Family and Child Services
• Clinical Fellowship, Medgar Evers College Counseling Center
• M.A., Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia
*Accepting new clients for virtual practice only. Please contact to learn more about rates and payment options.