Life is not always easy. I’m here to support you through life’s challenges and obstacles with active and empathic listening, compassionate understanding, and assistance to build coping skills. My therapy style is warm, curious, and collaborative. Using a strengths-based, person-centered approach, I will listen to your story, meet you where you are, and work together to achieve your goals. Just as each person is unique, each therapeutic approach will be tailored to meet your individual needs, utilizing various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and mindfulness-based CBT. My approach to therapy focuses on combining clinical skills and evidence-based practices with practical life experience.
I have worked with a diverse array of adolescents and adults to support them through life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, procrastination issues, sexual orientation and/or identity dilemmas, substance misuse, and overcoming traumatic situations and events. I am particularly passionate about supporting people through anxiety, life transitions and parenting challenges.
When I’m not working, I love spending time with family, friends and my goldendoodle, Bailey. I enjoy musical theater as often as I can, indulge in good food, and binge watch far too many medical dramas. Originally from Australia, I love the soul-restoring power of nature and the beach whenever the opportunity arises. I also enjoy traveling and have lived in three different countries – each with its own highlights and challenges (cue the interest in supporting you through life transitions – I can relate to how difficult they can be!), and I have lived in/loved New York for over 9 years.
New York, LMSW
Silberman School of Social Work (Hunter College), MSW
Member of National Association of Social Workers