I have been a therapist for over 16 years, and I love the challenges and rewards of my profession. The therapeutic relationship is unlike any other relationship because, for many, there are few places in life where you can just focus on yourself—your relationships, your fears and concerns, and your most personal desires and goals. When you feel like you have too much on your plate, therapy allows you to come up for air, engage in meaningful self-reflection, and discover what you are made of and how you can be true to yourself going forward. My style of practice is authentic, compassionate, and straightforward, and I believe that a sense of humor goes a long way in helping people feel comfortable and connected. My goal is to make each therapy session productive and enlightening—something you look forward to attending.
In a comfortable, non-judgmental environment, we will work together to identify and overcome self-defeating thoughts and behavioral patterns, increase self-awareness and insight, and improve your quality of life. I am committed to helping you “dig deep” and do the work necessary to break down barriers, make connections, uncover answers, and build the mental strength you need to gain, or regain, more control of your life.
I attended Emory University for my undergraduate education, majoring in English, and graduated from New York University with my master’s degree in clinical social work. After graduate school, I practiced in New York City for eight years. I have extensive experience in providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy; and I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, including private practice, outpatient group practices and treatment programs, specialty hospitals, and military treatment facilities.
I specialize in working with adults and older adolescents who want help with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image issues, chronic pain and chronic illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse issues, and/or have concerns related to family, relationships, career, identity, and life transitions.When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, discovering new restaurants, working out, binge watching awesome TV shows, and quoting 80s and 90s movies, when necessary.