After a totally varied professional life—that included being a writer, website developer, landscaper, and yoga teacher—I became a psychotherapist.

Since 2009 I have worked as a clinical social worker in New York City, in a variety of settings: hospitals, schools, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and mental health clinics. In all of these places, I provided psychotherapy to individuals and groups, helping them face and understand the challenges they experienced.

In 2014, I began my private practice in Manhattan and since then I have worked with individuals and couples on a variety of issues. Private practice has given me the time and space to work in a soulful, active, and collaborative manner.

How I Work

My approach is eclectic—based on psychodynamic practices, Jungian analysis, trauma-informed work, Buddhist philosophy, and mindfulness. It is through the very potent practice of relating to the unconscious that the path to wholeness is embodied. Every person’s background and journey to individuation is unique, and this is what truly guides our collaboration.

I have witnessed the remarkable process—though sometimes painful or scary—of people uncovering the root cause of emotional suffering and connecting with a deeper sense of joy in their life. Therapy is about finding your most authentic self, and working with this in a practical and loving way.

Academics and Training

I have a Masters degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and a B.A. in Writing and Poetics and Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. Currently, I am in analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute in NYC, where I am immersing myself in Jungian theory and deepening my analytic skills. Through the years I have also done trainings in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and CBT skills. My commitment to the field and love of learning will probably keep me engaged in honing my skills for years to come.