AS A THERAPIST, my approach is warm, empathic and dynamic. My intention is to hold space for self-exploration, safety and a healing container for growth. I subscribe to the philosophy that, “If we are to nurture and heal, we must admit that the wounds exist.”
MY INTENTION TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE is essential as we create room to explore the complexity of your journey - the curated parts and the beauty of vulnerability. Through this introspection into the pillars of the self, birth self-love, self-esteem and self-respect. With intention, the goal is to go beyond trauma-informed awareness and create a holistic healing container for growth.
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IS ANTI-OPPRESSIVE, holistic, trauma-informed, gender-affirming, sex-positive, and social-justice focused. As a black woman, I aim to create and hold space for people of color and marginalized communities, who have intersections that can affect identity, safety and self-acceptance.
MY EXPERIENCE as a licensed individual and couples therapist foster a collaborative environment to explore internal dialogue, mind-body connection and attachment patterns. I utilize a myriad of cognitive and trauma-informed approaches, emotionally-focused therapy and integrative somatic parts work. Using my background in human rights and my cultural lens to advocate for families from diverse communities, I have extensive experience working in assessment and treatment in a variety of areas, including family therapy, adverse childhood experiences (ACES), sexual and gender-based violence, LGBTQ+ rights, race relations, refugee resettlement, and intergenerational family pathology. I have a Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate from Harvard Medical School, and an Education Specialist and Masters in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. I am currently completing a doctorate in marital and family therapy to further my training in individual and systemic treatment planning as well as psychoanalytic intensives. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
I am in-network for Aetna, Wellfleet (NYU), and UnitedHealthcare Student Resource (The New School).