Do you feel unsure of your purpose in life? Are you unsatisfied with your life's direction or the quality of your relationships? Do you have goals or aspirations and struggle with getting started? The good news is that you already have what it takes to be happier — your inner self knows what is best for you. Still, it gets clouded by mind chatter, negative thinking, and old reactive behavior patterns holding back your progress.
I always knew I wanted to be a therapist from a young age. I loved listening to people, knowing their struggles, relating, and offering my support and suggestions. I grew up playing the harp and piano and often played and listened to music to soothe myself during difficult periods in my life. Music was my medicine, and I decided early on that I wanted to pursue a career path that would bring together my two passions — music and therapy — to benefit others.
Over the last 17 years, I've worked in various clinical settings — from music therapy in schools with children experiencing developmental challenges to providing career coaching to veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Most of my experience has been providing counseling support and rehabilitation services to adults in outpatient mental health settings — hospitals, non-profit agencies, and corporations. I recently managed the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Employee Health and Wellness Program at Bronx Veteran's Affairs Hospital. I'm currently working in the corporate setting at Ernst & Young (EY), teaching Mindful Leadership an 8-week course and providing counseling support to firm employees across the US. I employ a solution-focused, strengths-based therapy model with clients, emphasizing resilience to promote positive change.
I am inspired daily by my clients who are doing their best to transition through difficult periods, grow, and achieve their personal and professional aspirations. There is much to be gained by reaching out for help and connecting with a therapist who is there for you, willing to listen without judgment, and understands that your healing journey is your own.
A long-time meditator, fitness enthusiast, and avid runner (RRCA certified running coach), I strongly believe in a holistic approach to therapy that emphasizes the mind-body connection and mindfulness practices to encourage increased self-awareness, self-acceptance, and compassionate engagement with the world.
For more information about individual psychotherapy services, mindfulness groups/ workshops, and MBSR in Brooklyn and Manhattan, click below:
** NOTE: I am not currently accepting new individual therapy clients. Please inquire to learn about upcoming mindfulness meditation workshops, MBSR 8-week course, or to schedule a workshop or presentation.