I was born into a world where my basic instinct was survival. My mother was battling addiction which made her emotionally unavailable to me. My father was never around. I was blessed to be taken in under my grandmother’s loving care. She was my hero and role model. Still, we faced many difficult times of uncertainty and despair. Patterns of fear and anxiety became the norm for me. Although my mom was able to overcome her addiction she eventually succumbed to AIDS. Despite these early struggles, I was able to find healing and resilience. Today I am on a mission to help others heal from trauma and discover greater well-being in their lives.
In 2014 I received my master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Since then I’ve helped countless clients dealing with trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, life transitions, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, and compassion fatigue. My treatment approach integrates psychodynamic, psychoeducation, strength-based, and behavioral methods, all through a trauma-informed lens.
In 2022 I joined Resilient Mind Psychotherapy where I am currently taking clients virtually. I strive to create a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space that allows my clients to open up and share their stories. I’m a firm believer that therapy should be tailored to the individual’s unique needs and I work collaboratively with my clients to use an approach that best suits them.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, trying new foods, reading thrillers, and spending time with my family. I find happiness in helping others and creating new adventures with my loved ones. Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter reflected my life philosophy when he said “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”