I recently completed a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling at the City University of New York’s Hunter College. Prior to beginning graduate school, I took specialized courses at Hunter to further develop my knowledge in the psychology of sexuality, gender, and health. While in school, I provided group therapy and vocational counseling for participants at the Brooklyn Behavioral Health Treatment Collaborative. Following this, I was trained at a private practice in Manhattan where I worked with an array of clients and concerns, ranging from depression to anger, identity development to complex trauma.
Additionally, I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In my coaching, I taught clients the importance of implementing therapeutic lifestyle changes as parts of a well-rounded approach to healing and health maintenance. Many of the things I learned through my years in health coaching carry forward to my therapy practice today by giving attention to all components of an individual’s life - emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social - while also considering the multicultural elements within each client. I continue to use a holistic method to help clients care for their mental and physical health simultaneously.