Background and mission
I am committed to removing barriers of access to psychological services and providing compassionate, personalized care. To this end, I accept many types of insurance/payment and work with many different referral sources, including local medical providers, employers, probation/parole, and DCF.
My experiences in the public and private mental health sectors in Connecticut, New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn), New Jersey, and Kansas have deepened my resolve for bringing these services to communities who might have had negative experiences with the mental health system, as in the context of mandated care. Also, I bring keen awareness that members of many groups in society are more reluctant to initially seek therapy. A primary goal of my practice is to create an inviting and affirming environment for members of diverse and varied groups, especially those who have been historically underserved or oppressed, including people of color, immigrants, members of the LGBT community, and individuals with disabilities.
Additionally, I have been providing supervision, consultation, and training to clinicians and agencies since 2010, and am passionate about continuing this process to help advance the field of mental health care and support other providers in their growth. To see how my skills and expertise might help you or your agency, or to schedule supervision/consultation, please contact me directly.
Areas of expertise and special interest include
Recovery from the negative impact of trauma, with evidence based treatments, including EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT
Support through life transitions and identity development themes, with a focus on affirming all areas of an individuals identity, including race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality
Working with diverse family dynamics, multi-racial families, grief/loss after loss of child/pregnancy, adoption, DCF involvement
Working with issues in sexual functioning, including decreased desire, vaginismus/painful penetrative sex, premature/delayed ejaculation, among others
Integrated approach drawing from evidence based approaches to working with anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, among others
Individuals dealing with stressors related to court involvement, transition from incarceration, and other forensic issues
Harm reduction psychotherapy and support with problematic substance use or addictive behaviors