What I do.
Why I'm here.
Life can be unpredictable. There are ups, there are downs, there are moments of beauty and moments of tragedy, and in these times, you may feel lost. Maybe you’re here because you’re feeling the same. Maybe you’re here because you want to make a change. Maybe you’ve experienced events or thoughts that are causing disjointed emotions from how you want to feel. I’m here to help work through life’s intricacies and encourage you to move forward to reclaim and recognize the beauty of your life.
Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York, awarded by New York department of Education, #P08206
Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Counseling, and ISF Neurofeedback
Specialize in working with teens and adults with depression, sexual trauma, and suicidality, as well as LGBTQ and women's issues
Experience working with addictions, eating disorders, and anxiety
This process that we may experience together is a deeply intimate and unique one, so I want you to have a clear idea of what to expect from working alongside me in therapy. If you want to feel less overwhelmed by your feelings and move towards effectively expressing how you feel and what you're thinking, feel like you need to end negative self-talk, or simply want to explore yourself and your life in a safe space, you’ve come to the right place! My goal is to challenge you to build your best self and help you make positive lasting change.
My therapy philosophy is highly humanistic with a cognitive-behavioral lens. If you’re thinking, “Okay, what did she just say,” keep reading. What this means is that I cherish life, my relationships, and every breathing being. I love life’s differences and complexities, both in my professional and personal life. What makes you as my client different from me as your therapist is the key to our therapy process working and you being truly authentic to yourself and those around us. Within this general mindset, I follow the notion that our thoughts and actions say a lot about who we are, who we want to be, and what we need to progress and be our best selves. Within this process, I'll sometimes spice things up by encouraging you to do a little yoga and mindfulness to enhance your experience.
If you are hoping to get to this point of being your best self and want a therapist that’s going to work with you and be engaging, I would love to hear from you and start this process!
My dream of becoming a therapist started at a pretty young age. In elementary school, I’d get upset by seeing live lobsters at restaurants and try to “free them” by stealing and releasing them behind buildings (I know, eccentric). Soon after, my mom had to have the “no, you seriously need to stop talking to strangers” conversation because she’d catch me sitting next to random people outside her job chit-chatting about how their days were going. It was in these moments that it became glaringly clear that I truly care about those around me and want to help. Becoming a therapist was a natural goal that blossomed out of this way of thinking, feeling, and living for me. We’re all special and fabulous in our own way and therapy helps me guide clients towards recognizing their own coolness.
I offer emotion and behavior based counseling that integrates talk therapy and hands on activities to fully engage you in your therapy process. Some of these activities include drawing and role playing.
If family is a common theme in our individual sessions, I sometimes suggest bringing partners or family members into therapy to dive deeper into the work. This type of therapy is dedicated to moving you and your important others towards feeling more unified and interacting openly and honestly with each other about your thoughts and feelings.
In addition to having my own practice, I am a Senior Therapist at ATTN Center. ATTN Center focuses on treatment and education for adults and adolescents with ADHD. As a Senior Therapist, I offer neurofeedback solutions for clients with ADHD and those with concerns within my specialties (trauma and developmental delays). Check us out here!
Whether your schedule leaves little time for you or the idea of in person sessions make you uncomfortable, I offer video and phone sessions that work with your lifestyle. These sessions can be done alongside in-person individual therapy or as your sole avenue of therapy.
Individual therapy is $125- $160 per 45-50 minute session.
Family/Couples therapy is $175- $225 per 60 minute session.
Due to COVID-19, I am only offering teletherapy until further notice.
A sliding fee scale based on annual income may be implemented to lower therapy costs if the general fee can not be managed. I am an out of network provider, which means all fees are paid in advance prior to the scheduled session and can be reimbursed bimonthly if your insurance allows these out of network charges. If applicable, I provide you with a reimbursement form via email to submit to your insurance company.
Therapy services may be covered in part or in full by your health insurance plan. Please contact me for help navigating with your insurance company to see if you're covered with out of network benefits. Below are helpful questions to ask your insurance regarding your out of network options:
Do I have "out-of-network" mental health coverage?
Do I have a deductible? If so, what is my deductible and has it been met this year?
What is my "co-insurance?"
How many sessions per year am I covered for?
What is my coverage amount per session?
Do I need approval from my primary care physician to begin therapy?
Contact me for specific pricing or if you have questions regarding out of network services.