Life in the 21st century has forced many people to live with many hats and obligations. At times these hats heavy the head making life a little cluttered with stress, anxiety, shame, anger, self-doubt, feelings of being overwhelmed, and potentially depression. These feelings may negatively impact familial relationships, sexual relationships, work functionality, and social life. When reading this, one may feel like he, she, they, or hir is/are alone, but I promise that person is not! Through my training at the Columbia University School of Social Work, I have learned to work with people on ways to overcome these challenges and strengthen their ability to manage stress. I have developed skills in which I am able to work with individuals and families on ways to deepen relationships with co-workers, friends, family members, and lovers. When working with people, I work with them on enriching their understanding of who they are and how that person is uniquely and solely qualified to live their happiest and most fulfilled life. Often times, we—meaning you and I—will analyze the person you want to be, the person you feel you are, the person who you are, and the person you feel like you are expected to be.
I have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. I am currently licensed in New York State as a Licensed Mastered Social Worker. I have over 5 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked with people many different kinds of diagnoses as well as people who have no diagnoses, but feel like they need a little help at a certain time in their life. I have worked with youth, families, and adults. I have worked with: survivors of domestic violence, survivors of intimate partner violence, survivors of sexual trauma, survivors of community violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with behavioral health diagnoses, people living with medical diagnoses, survivors of childhood trauma, survivors of adult trauma, survivors of cancer, survivors of grief, and people of the LGBTQ+ community. My specialties include: LGBTQ+ competency, attachment theory, psychodynamic approaches, family work, and trauma recovery. My skills are only there to support the client. The most important skill to have is your willingness to engage and ability practice shame resilience. I, in return, will be present for you and will help develop some of the skills needed to overcome triggers and stressors because we all have them.
“Everyone fails at who they’re supposed to be, Thor. The measure of a person, of a hero, is how they succeed at being who they are.” (Feige, Russo, & Russo, 2019)
- New York, LMSW
- Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University School for Social Work
- Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Rider University
- Suicide Prevention
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pharmacology Treatments
- Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- LGBTQ+ Competency
- Relapse and Relapse Prevention
- Crisis Intervention
- Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
- Attachment Theory