One of the hardest parts about graduating college (or trade school, or coding bootcamps, or making it to your 20s in general) for people is that it’s the last moment that you’re in a close and contained environment of peers.
After having a series of planned “landmarks” (often, many of these planned for you) like high school prom, freshmen orientation, and college graduation (with maybe some concerts and parties in between), your 20s and 30s may feel like this wide open field of unpredictability.
Friendships shift, you may feel like you still don’t have a grasp of the hows and whys of dating beyond the minefield of swipes and rapid-blocking, and you may just be generally wondering whether you’ll clock into a 9 to 5 for the next 40-45 years, or whether you’ll be able to really create your vision of the self-actualized life. You know, the life you may have invested all-nighters and five to six-figure student loans over (a challenge for many people over the past several decades, but certainly felt by the millennial generation).
This is where I think the value of accompanied self-reflection (hint: therapy) comes in.
How I Work
I believe that one of the strongest actors of psychotherapy is the ability to have a consistent working relationship, in a consistent space, for 45 minutes, once per week, that is entirely and completely devoted to you. You may be living a functional life, but I think psychotherapy should ideally accompany people into “how do you visualize, create, and finally live your version of an awesome life?” How do you find connections and relationships in adulthood?
Whether you are experiencing an immediate problem bringing you distress—a breakup, work stress, anxiety, or depression—or whether you’re at a more content space and are hoping to work on your personal growth—advancing in your career, pursuing a dream, finding the right person—I believe that the process of therapy and my humanistic approach can facilitate that.
I’m a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New York who has been in practice since 2012. Over the rapid-fire post-school years, I’ve found out that one my strengths and passions has been working with adults in their 20s and 30s through life transitions and facilitating their personal growth.
In the changing face of the economy, and the difficult (and at times rewarding) transitions that brings, I have also found enjoying work with freelancers and people wanting to make their own mark in their professional life.
Master of Social Work, 2012
Concentration: Clinical Social Work
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2009
Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, One-Year Program (60 Continuing Education Credits), 2018
Specialties: Addictions/recovery, relationships/dating, career transitions, and LGBTQIA affirmative therapy, therapy for young adults.
Proud member of Lighthouse, an online directory promoting access to LGBTQ-affirming healthcare.
Also a proud member of My Wellbeing, a community of therapists in NYC taking the stress out of the therapist search and reducing stigma through content and community gatherings.