A quick personal note...
Below are some of my professional qualifications as a therapist. I know there’s a lot of information; you’re welcome to delve in if you’d like!
Before you do, I feel that one of the most important experiences to share is that I myself have benefited tremendously from therapy; It has helped me to live the life I want to live with the cards I’ve been dealt.
Helping others do the same is my life’s work, and I’m grateful every day that I get to do what I love.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist (LMHC) in the State of New York. I grew up in South Florida, and received my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Certificate of Study in Spirituality and Health from the University of Florida.
I taught Human Growth and Development at The University of Florida. While there, I also launched a sexual trauma prevention program (STRIVE) for the Counseling and Wellness Center, whose mission was to spread awareness and education to end on-campus sexual assault.
I also worked as a Life Coach at the North Florida Retirement Village. I was able to apply my passion for creativity, community, and connection to develop programs for older adults.
My clinical training started at PACE School for Girls, an organization that supports young women by encouraging them to overcome their circumstances and reach their utmost potential through advocacy, education, and community.
When I moved to New York City in 2013, I was a therapist for the Children’s Aid Society and provided in-home counseling to teenagers and their families through their Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program. I then worked at Behavioral Associates, where I helped individuals decrease anxiety and improve emotional wellbeing through biofeedback and other cognitive behavioral interventions (CBT).
One of my favorite parts about being a therapist is I am constantly learning. I have taken extensive coursework on Positive Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Creativity and Spirituality in Healthcare, Jungian Psychology and the Hero’s Journey, and more.
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