Over the course of my 10 year career, I have worked in a wide variety of settings with patients of all ages including nonprofit outpatient mental health clinics, elementary, middle and high schools across NYC, foster care organizations, clubhouse settings and medical clinics.

I primarily work with individuals in one on one psychotherapy or supportive counseling. I have special interest and skill for working with my patients to improve relationship issues, LGBTQ/GSM issues, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, chronic pain and illness and depression among other issues. While I enjoy working with patients across the lifespan, I work especially well with young adults in periods of life transition, whether that is high school to college, post college life and those new to NYC.

While I customize my approach for each individual person I work with, I draw most heavily from Relational and Interpersonal psychoanalytic psychotherapy disciplines, and have completed substantial postgraduate training in these modalities.

In addition to providing supportive counseling and psychotherapy, I am also an Adjunct Instructor and Faculty Advisor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where I lead an integrative seminar for graduate students and seminars on clinical supervision for more experienced social workers. I also offer relationally driven supervision to clinicians in both private practice and non profit settings.

 

Education

  • M. S.W., Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. NY. 2007.
  • B. S.W., Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. NY. 2006.
  • B. A., Fordham University College of Rose Hill. NY. 2006.

 

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Certificate in Integrative Trauma Studies. National Institute for the Psychotherapies. 2016.
  • Certificate in Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. 2012.
  • Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI).  Fordham University. 2011. 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker. New York. #078111. 2010.
  • Licensed Master Social Worker. New York. #076922. 2008.

 

Post Masters Clinical Training

  • Martin Frommer, PhD – Supervision Group. September 2016 – present.
  • June Trafton, LCSW-R – Individual Supervision. January 2013 – present.
  • Gender Conference East. Working with Trans and Gender Expansive Individuals and Families. November 2017.
  • Don’t Touch Me! Understanding Sexual Aversions with Suzanne Iasenza. PPSC. October 2017.
  • Whiteness, Otherness and Psychoanalysis: The Dichotomous Construction of Whiteness and Otherness in the Psychoanalytic Field: William Alanson White Institute. September 2017.
  • Beyond Sex Addiction: Expanding Understanding and Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behavior. PPSC. 2016.
  • Nostalgia for the Light: A Meditation on the Consciousness of Healing. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. 2015.
  • Clinical and Theoretical Considerations in Work with LGBTQ Individuals. William Alanson White Institute Summer Intensive. 2015.
  • Muriel Dimen, PhD – Supervision Group. April 2014 – October 2014
  • The Impact of the Psychotherapist’s Life Experience on the Patient and the Treatment. National Institute for the Psychotherapies. With Steven Kuchuck, LCSW. Expanded seminar. 2014.
  • Master Clinicians. William Alanson White Summer Intensive. 2014.
  • On Listening, Speaking and Silence. Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. With Muriel Dimen, Ph.D. 2014.
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Psychoanalysis. Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. With Philip Bromberg and Anita Heron. February 2013.
  • Undoing Racism. People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. 2013.
  • Introduction to Group Work. Coalition of Voluntary Behavioral Agencies of NYC. 2009.
  • DBT with Borderline Personality Disorder. National Association for Social Workers. 2009.
  • Motivational Interviewing Essentials. Coalition of Voluntary Behavioral Agencies of NYC. 2008.
  • HIV Counseling and Testing Provider. Cicatelli and Associates. Certificate. 2005 DOH Protocols. 

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
  • Health at Every Size (HAES)
  • Alternative Pain Treatment providers 
  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • The Clinicians Collective
  • American Psychological Association: Division 39 Psychoanalysis