What is most crucial for me in the therapeutic process is to assist clients in coming home to themselves: building their intuition, giving them space to validate their feelings, and to move towards living in alignment with their truest expression. I enjoy sharing mindfulness techniques and nourishing routine practices with my clients to help them become a more embodied, authentic, and present version of themselves. I believe that my clients know what is best for them, and I hope to help them uncover and connect to that inner knowing; I encourage them to challenge me if they ever disagree, or to present any feedback so that we have transparency and trust.
I definitely have a bit more of an unconventional approach! Ideally, you’ll feel like you’re talking to a person, not a wall, and I’m not hesitant to bring my sense of humor and personality to our work together. I also am an astrologer and use that as a frame for my work with clients. To use more traditional terms, I use a psychodynamic, somatic, and relational approach, and take from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), among others. I am only seeing clients remotely, and may offer a few opportunities for in-person sessions here and there as I’m able.
I specialize in working with clients who are healing from trauma/Complex PTSD, dissociation/depersonalization, anxiety, and ADHD. I also specialize in working with clients who are BIPOC, college students, emerging adults, and those who have dealt with or are currently adjacent to the criminal justice system. But I’m open to all and work with clients across the spectrum of identities and experiences!
The thing I love the most about being a therapist is getting to know my clients and watching them grow over time. I feel so lucky that I am allowed such an intimate glimpse into their lives and that they trust me! I never take that for granted, and it means a lot to be there alongside them as they experience and move through life. Watching clients grow over the weeks, months, and years together is a beautiful thing!
Previously, I worked as a psychotherapist at Rogue Spirit Integrative Holistic Psychotherapy, was a counselor for the NYC Department of Correction in a facility on Rikers Island housing men and trans women, and was the Mental Health Educator at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. I graduated from Columbia University with my MSW, from Wesleyan University with a BA in English, and I’m currently enrolled in an Ayurvedic Practitioner program.
Outside of my work at Holistic Psychotherapy, I run a holistic wellness business where I offer services such as astrology readings and facilitate workshops on topics like meditation, yoga, Nonviolent Communication, and Ayurveda. I am also in the process of co-writing a book on college mental health that will be out in 2024 via Oxford University Press. Otherwise, I like to make time to travel, dance, see live music, and learn Nordic languages.