Supervised by Masha Shapiro, LMHC #007153

You do not have to heal alone.

Many times, we believe that our mental health journey is one we must do on our own. I am here to tell you that is not true. Think of me as your sidekick as you embark on the journey of understanding your mental health.

While we work through problems together, I will be beside you, providing new perspectives to help you find the solutions that work best for you.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution in therapy, which is why I focus on trying to understand YOU. By building trust and understanding what sets you apart from others, we can come together as a team to help you grow and achieve your goals.

Invest in yourself.

In the past, the mind was thought of as a separate entity from the body. Through research, we now know that the mind and the body are connected in countless ways.

So why is it that when we think of our overall well-being, our mental health is still ignored?

It is because of the long-lasting stigma that has been surrounding mental health.

I was drawn to therapy because I noticed this stigma and realized the need for more progressive counselors. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. When you invest in the time to take care of your mental health, you are investing in your overall health and well-being.

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I help Individuals, Couples, and Families with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
My theraputic methods include:
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Psychotherapy

Clinical Experience

  • Substance Use Services at Bleuler Psychotherapy Center — providing individual and group counseling to clients with substance use disorders.
  • Project REAL of Freeport — providing aid and counseling services at a housing facility for clients with schizophrenia.
  • Brooklyn College Community Partnership with Paul Robeson High School — providing advice and support to seniors applying to college.

Educations & Certifications

  • M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Long Island University
  • B.A., Psychology/Children & Youth Studies: CUNY Brooklyn College
  • MAT — Supporting Recovery with Medications for Addiction Treatment

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