Hi, I’m Paige.
I became a therapist because I’ve always been deeply moved by the healing power of human connection. I am also very passionate about holistic health and wellness and believe that understanding our emotions and putting energy towards our mental health is essential to maintaining a joyful and healthy life.
I bring my authentic self into the room with my clients, and deeply value the unique relationship that is formed with each and every person I work with.
During our sessions, I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and solution-focused tools within a psychodynamic framework. I have found that this combination brings the best of both worlds to my clients. While you begin to adopt more productive ways of thinking and behaving for the here and now, you will also gain a more expansive understanding of your narrative, which can lead to even deeper transformation. I also explore elements of creativity, spirituality, and holistic health whenever it may suit my clients’ needs.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist (LMHC) in the State of NY. 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.
During my time at UF, I 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 with older adults at the North Florida Retirement Village, where I implemented life-enriching programs, from group poetry writing, to chair yoga. In addition, I taught a human growth and development course to undergraduate students.
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, 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).
On a more personal note…
I myself have benefited tremendously from therapy; it has allowed 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.
When I’m not working, I like to take on new hobbies, the most recent of which is creating digital art on my iPad. I also enjoy exploring NYC (especially while on my bike), eating really good food (I’m what some might call a dumpling connoisseur), playing my banjo (I’m an amateur, but ya gotta start somewhere!), learning about various forms of personal development (love a good self-help book) and spending time with my loved ones (which of course includes my cat, Squiggles).
Going to therapy can change your life.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out so we can see if I’m the right fit for what you’re looking for, and you can begin the process of healing.