I have provided individual counseling for adults since 2006 and am passionate about helping people with anxiety to access joy, peace, and inspiration. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to stress-reduction practices that have been personally and professionally transformative. I employ evidence-based techniques of mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in a pragmatic way to help you become relaxed, focused, and productive.
My humanistic approach, which has been powerfully influenced by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie, posits that it is possible for you to access inner peace regardless of the challenges you have encountered. I use an approach that is presence-oriented, which means supporting you to become centered and access the wisdom already within you. The method I practice is solution-focused, so we actively target outcomes such as being emotionally grounded and mentally clear.
My style is person-centered and designed to support your personalized goals. I also offer methods to improve communication skills that can help deepen your self-rapport and enhance interpersonal relationships. Through our collaboration, my intention is to co-create solutions that generate lasting changes.
When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. Jacob Riis
My graduate training was completed in 2006 at Stony Brook University. In addition to offering therapy in private practice, I have five years of experience providing treatment to college students with anxiety, stress, panic, and social anxiety at the college counseling centers of Manhattan College and the College at Old Westbury.
In my current role as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), I provide individual counseling for adults with anxiety and stress through video therapy for California residents. In addition to counseling, I have experience as a meditation teacher and adjunct professor for courses in Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking. My hobbies include enjoying mindfulness, reading non-fiction, and practicing yoga.