"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."
Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you need help finding balance in your life or coping with a difficult time? I use a variety of therapeutic intervention strategies in counseling sessions. I work with diverse populations in an open, affirming, non-judgmental, trusting environment to help you identify tools for improvement. Some clients come for a few sessions, others need more time; we will work together to ensure that your sessions are productive for you. My work is with adults, and includes individual counseling. Participation from family members is welcome.
Do you feel stressed, angry, irritable, anxious or depressed? Do you find that negative thoughts or worry monopolize your brain? Together we will find ways to increase your awareness of the impact your thoughts have on your emotions, and improve your ability to cope with your day-to-day life. Start taking control of your life today!
I was introduced to clinical social work during my teenage years while experiencing a major medical illness in my family. I was drawn to the field by the positive experience of having professional support in managing a difficult time. I have 20 years of experience in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress and interfering in their life. I specialize in providing support to those coping with medical challenges and their caregivers, as well as work surrounding grief, loss, depression, anxiety and relationships. I believe strongly in the mind/body connection and the support that spirituality can provide in healing. I am skilled at and enjoy connecting with clients; research demonstrates that the client/therapist relationship is the basis upon which successful therapy is built. I work with clients to learn to practice tools and strategies which are proven by research to support progress with coping and emotional regulation. Please contact me to learn more.
I received a Master's degree from the University of Southern California's highly regarded School of Social Work. My studies included a focus in health-related issues. I have trained and worked at several major medical institutions in the U.S., including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. These experiences have provided me with a broad foundation that integrated the knowledge I acquired in school with practical applications in real world settings. I was fortunate to receive outstanding clinical supervision. More recently, I have worked in a variety of medical and community-based settings, including providing mental health counseling in the outpatient clinic at Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. I am passionate about my work, which is supporting YOU as you work through life's challenges and stressors to achieve your best self.