As I view therapy as a unique and individual process rather than a formula, I draw from approaches in psychodynamic, mindfulness, attachment, cognitive behavior (CBT) and dialectical behavior (DBT) therapies to help you strengthen and develop tools to cope, grow and thrive. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a BA from Columbia University and an MSS from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work. While difficulties and stress are common in life, we may face times when issues seem unmanageable, stress and emotional pain too overwhelming. I believe effective therapy offers the chance to “unpack” these burdens with a compassionate guide so you can experience genuine and lasting relief. In recognizing the courage it takes to reach out for help and step into a therapist’s office, I am committed to creating an environment that is warm, down-to-earth and focused on what is important to you. Across a variety of practice settings (inpatient drug/alcohol rehabs, community mental health clinics, hospital psychiatric units and agencies for survivors of sexual and domestic violence), I’ve developed specialties in the treatment of drug/alcohol addiction, women’s issues, trauma and abuse. My passion for helping individuals heal from disturbing life experiences and traumatic stress inspired me to train in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) a mind/body intervention for transforming trauma. Other issues we can address together include anxiety, depression, anger management, effects of family alcohol/drug abuse, self-harm, codependency, grief, life transitions and body image/self-esteem.