Bachelors of Social Work from Iona University (2019)
Masters of Social Work (December 2021)
My journey in the mental health field started in 2018 when I interned for Westchester Family Services with children that suffered from SED using non-directive behavioral therapy. I then worked with children and families as a family support specialist at a behavioral health company for a year and a half. I also co-instructed a strengthening families course to implement communication and life skills to families that have struggled from family trauma/behavioral health issues during this time. For the past two years, I have worked in a clinical setting conducting intakes, providing individual therapy and also running substance abuse groups.
Trauma, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, substance use disorders, ADHD and mood disorders
I strive to use a client centered approach with each client, rooted in creating an empathetic and safe space for each person to begin to heal. I utilize evidence-based approaches such as DIalectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also use strategies from solution-focused therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
I utilize a strengths based approach to work to empower the client and support them in growing mindful of their true potential. I truly believe every single person has the power to grow and improve, despite what obstacles they face. My main goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for each client to process their thoughts and emotions, improve skills that help minimize their mental health struggles, and educate each client to use healthy coping skills to push them towards living as their best self.