Bilingual BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Affirmative Individual and Couples Therapy
Whether I’m doing individual or couples work, I ultimately consider myself a relationship therapist. Fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others are one of the most important predictors of happiness and health, which is why attachment and the relationships you have with yourself and others is at the heart of my work.
“Sociologist James House of the University of Michigan declares that emotional isolation is a more dangerous health risk than smoking or high blood pressure, and we now warn everyone about these two!”― Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
How I Work
My approach is strongly informed by attachment theory, relational work, and centering your lived experiences and identities to help them feel seen. We will focus on addressing both your immediate situational stressors while diving into a deeper conversation that disentangles limiting internal narratives and promotes personal growth that you can take with you even after our work is over.
You may be experiencing an immediate problem bringing you distress:
- Communication issues in your relationship
- A breakup or separation
- Work stress
- Coming out and navigating your identity
- Anxiety and/or panic attacks
You may also be hoping to work on longer term goals:
- Advancing in your career
- Pursuing a long term dream or goal
- Wanting to feel more connected in your friendships and romantic relationships
- Navigating issues of cultural identity
- Major life transitions
- Setting boundaries with family, partners, or friends
In either case, I believe that the process of therapy and my approach can help you move closer to:
- Increased self-awareness
- Healthier relationships
- Greater autonomy
- Challenging limiting conscious and unconscious narratives about yourself
- Having a more grounded sense of self-worth
- Connecting more authentically to others
Master of Social Work, 2012
Concentration: Clinical Social Work
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2009
Adjunct faculty at Hunter College and Fordham University
Areas of Expertise: Emotionally focused couples therapy, BIPOC-affirmative individual therapy, career counseling, and LGBTQIA-affirmative individual and couples therapy.
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