Over the course of my 10+ year career, I have had the privilege of working and consulting across a wide range of settings with patients of all ages including community based outpatient mental health clinics, elementary, middle and high schools across NYC, foster care organizations, clubhouse settings and medical clinics. After directing a mental health clinic and its’ satellite programming for two years, I decided to take my private practice full time and get back to what I love most in this field – transformative work with patients.

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, taking their goals and experiences into consideration, I draw most heavily from Relational and Interpersonal psychoanalytic psychotherapy disciplines, and have completed substantial postgraduate training in these modalities. We can talk more together about what this means. Patients often experience work with me as being more collaborative, engaged and enlivening than they typically expect of therapy. 

In addition to providing counseling, psychotherapy and supervising other therapists, 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.

I welcome any additional questions you might have about me and my personal and professional experiences. 

 

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