I obtained my Master’s degree in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2004 and since then I have been providing clinical services in community mental health centers, school-based, home-based and residential settings.
Prior to focusing my time in private practice, my clinical experience has been in working with a variety of clients in both outpatient and residential settings. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I have been providing both short-term and long-term outpatient treatment services (individual and group therapy) utilizing a variety of modalities. Some of these modalities include skills based treatments such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more traditional approaches such as insight oriented therapy and solution focused therapy.
My primary clinical knowledge include self-harm and impulsive behaviors, mood and anxiety disorders and school issues. My main theoretical approaches are in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through my diverse experience, I am focused on understanding and targeting the individuals’ unique clinical needs while also developing realistic goals and strategies that can be aligned with the individuals’ environment and life.
In addition to my clinical work, I have also had experience in a managed care setting. In this role, I furthered my case management skills by coordinating varied levels of care with members with high frequency hospitalizations, high risk behaviors and limited supports. Through my assigned cases, I assisted members in providing education on how to utilize their medical benefits to access services and helped them access the most appropriate level of care for their clinical needs.