My style is warm and interactive, and my approach may differ depending on each persons’ unique temperament and needs. Most importantly, creating safe and trusting relationships with others is an honor and deeply meaningful to me. A good fit between a therapist and client is the foundation for healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who has worked in the field since 1996. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and have the highest credentialing level as an LCSW-R. Prior to opening my private practice 17 years ago, I had a long and varied career with several organizations. I interned at The Brooklyn Hospital Center with children and adolescents and with adults at St. Vincent’s outpatient Drug and Alcohol Clinic. At the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health, I held a variety of positions, including Director of Intake and Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. I was the director of The Other Place, a division of Goddard Riverside Community Center. Earlier in my career I worked with people with severe mental illness, adults experiencing homelessness who also had mental health concerns, and people struggling with addiction and co-existing mental illness.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from SUNY Purchase.
I have been a student of meditation for 33 years. I enjoy conceptualizing healing from many perspectives.
I continue to receive supervision and consultation on a regular basis, I can offer the best of myself when I am supported by other therapists. I also have been in and continue to be in my own therapy and consider the experience invaluable to my work and life. I have found that when we learn to share our thoughts and feelings within a safe environment, healing can happen.
Groups: $60 per group
Sliding Scale: Yes
A note about my fees:
I offer my services at a rate that reflects my experience and allows me to maintain my practice. It is unfortunate that the reimbursement rate from insurance companies is often too low for many therapists to sustain a practice (which includes supervision, rent, training, and professional fees) while also providing quality support. I make every effort to advocate for my clients’ reimbursement if needed, and I provide invoices each month for this purpose.