Life is unpredictable. There are ups, downs, moments of beauty and moments of despair, and in these times, you may notice a change in how you think and feel. Specifically, you might become aware of yourself having intense emotions that surprise you or make you uncomfortable. Maybe you’re here because you’re feeling overwhelmed by yourself. You might also be here because you want to make a change in your life or experienced something that's making you unsure on how to move forward. I’m here to help work through life’s intricacies and encourage you to reclaim yourself and your life.
What I do.
Therapy is a deeply intimate and unique process, so I want you to have a clear idea of what to expect while having me as your therapist. 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 work towards reducing your anger or emotion based reactions, 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 and encourage you to build your best self and help you make positive lasting change. 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, make you feel comfortable, and be engaging, I would love to hear from you and start this process!
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York, #010808 (main licensure)
Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, #2022018080 (Kansas City area)
Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and ISF Neurofeedback
Specialize in working with teens and adults with anger management concerns, depression, sexual trauma, and suicidality, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues
Experience working with addictions, developmental delays, and anxiety
Who I am.
My dream of becoming a therapist started at a pretty young age. Growing up as an only child with a signle parent, I often found myself in adult-like conversations asking others how their days were going and “how’re the kids doing,” but with sincerity and actual curiosity around the answer to these questions. I was in middle school the first time that 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 our most recent life updates. 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. I want the same for you-- leaning into a natural goal or way of existing that makes you feel excited and eager about your life. We’re all special and fabulous in our own way and leaning into natural goals consists of accepting and loving these unique aspects about ourselves while also accepting and processing the aspects of ourselves that we are less proud of. Therapy helps me guide clients towards recognizing their own unique qualities and creating a life to be proud of and excited to live.
Individual therapy is $175 per 45-50 minute session.
I offer a number of reduced fee and pro bono spots in my practice. If in need, please inquire about these.
I am an out of network provider, which means all fees are paid upon completion of your scheduled session and can be reimbursed if your insurance allows these out of network charges. If applicable, I provide you with a reimbursement form 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.