Growing up in New York City, I learned early on the value of exercise to calm my mind and relax me. I began running as a teenager and ran throughout my college years and beyond. My favorite place to run to this day remains Central Park and the reservoir. There is not a nook or cranny that I have not explored!
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked in television production and got a Masters degree in broadcast journalism at NYU. In my work as an assignment editor and booking producer, I interviewed people from diverse backgrounds and was always drawn to their unique personal narratives. I learned how to listen in an empathic way, a therapist in training! Soon thereafter, I got my MSW from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service and a Post-Master’s Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work.
During the past decade, I have had the privilege of meeting many wonderful people through my clinical work and counseling them through challenging times in their lives. I have conducted therapy sessions in office settings, schools and a psychiatric hospital. Currently, I see patients at Washington Square Institute, a mental health care treatment center and training institute in Manhattan, that provides affordable mental health services to individuals, couples and families.
I have completed training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family (live clinical program) and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Depression and Suicide Workshop). I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers (NYSSCSW). I bring experience in outdoor training and support to Pace of Mind Therapy being a Certified Adult Distance Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America. I am also trained in Adult CPR and First Aid Protocol.
Join me on this path
Each person has a different relationship to and image of therapy in their minds. For some, talk therapy is an integral and important part of their lives. Others have no exposure to therapy or may view it in a negative light. But for most all of us, walking on a quiet path or trail alongside a beautiful stream or waterfall conjures up a positive image and makes us feel good!
So why not feel energized and invigorated while engaging in a therapeutic process that at times can be difficult and hard work? Moving outdoors together can help pave the way to an easier engagement and experience with talk therapy.
I am excited to share this journey with you - one toward greater self-awareness, growth and healing. I look forward to getting to know you!