My Approach to Therapy
I have training in various therapeutic approaches and techniques which allows me to tailor treatment to best meet your goals. Your needs are unique and I am committed to working collaboratively to determine an integrative and personalized treatment that will work best for you.
My doctoral training emphasized psychodynamic and relational models of therapy, which seek to explore patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors through a deep understanding of your history, and of the important relationships in your life. I also have specialized training in Mindfulness-Based therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I believe it is imperative to be attuned to the role of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation in understanding who you are. As such, you will find that my practice is informed by an understanding of intersectionality and that this perspective is integrated into every aspect of our work together.
Get in touch
Reaching out to a therapist can sometimes feel like a daunting process and I am happy to support you through that. During an initial phone call, we can speak about your needs and concerns, and I'll answer any questions you may have.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where I studied psychology and women and gender studies, and did research on the impact of post 9/11 stereotyping. I attended the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University where I received my masters and doctoral degrees. My dissertation focused on the impact of racism and colorism on the body image concerns of women of color through the lens of Objectification Theory.
During graduate school, I received clinical training at several major hospitals and outpatient clinics in the New York area including Mt. Sinai, Bronx Psychiatric Center, and Woodhull Hospital where I was afforded the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population of children and adults in both in-patient and out-patient settings. I also completed two years of training in college mental health at New York University’s Counseling and Wellness Services, and stayed on to work as a staff psychologist specializing in substance abuse, trauma, and gender/sexuality.
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., Psychology and Gender Studies, 2006
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Additional Training and Memberships
- Postpartum Stress Center training in the treatment of perinatal mood disorders
- Postpartum Support International's Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- DMV Resource Guide which provides a comprehensive vetted list of practitioners with significant expertise treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in the DC area
- Listed on Postpartum Progress resource guide
- Member of the New York Women's Mental Health Consortium