There is often a push in society to fit a particular mold, and that experience can sometimes feel overwhelming. It can be comforting to have someone in your corner and on your side, helping you be in touch with your authentic self. You can count me as an integral part of your self-care support system.
I am a firm believer in eternal hope, gratitude, and living with intention. To me, all life is meaningful, no matter what difficulties we face. These beliefs help me to help you gain insight into your challenges and concerns and ultimately live the purposeful life that you deserve.
My approach to therapy is person-centered, incorporating some aspects of existential and strengths-based counseling. Interventions in these theories can help you to gain insight into your concerns and stumbling blocks and learn and use tools that can help you recover and heal. I am interested in supporting people from different walks of life, especially those from the immigrant community, as I know just how it feels, living in a foreign land.
I am trained to support individuals with stress and anxiety, mood disturbances, substance abuse problems, and grief. I am particularly interested in working with women, adolescents, young adults, and the elderly.
Since graduating from Hunter College with a Master of Science in Education - Mental Health Counseling, I have volunteered as a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line, a non-profit organisation that provides free mental health texting service. The experience has been profoundly fulfilling; I’ve interacted with people from a range of ages and cultures, listening to their stories and struggles, and validating their feelings. Sometimes just having someone to listen with warmth, empathy, compassion, positive regard – and most importantly, hope – can be all that you need to get through to another day.
During my free time, I enjoy cooking plant-based meals. I also love creating things with my hands. In springtime, I relish taking nature walks in the parks to marvel at everything blooming back to life.
My services may be insurance reimbursable with out-of-network assistance; please check with your provider. I also take your financial situation into account when setting a sliding-scale fee. I will work with you to make services affordable.
I welcome your inquiry to see how we might work together.