Marriage & Family Therapist
• Masters in Marriage & Family
• Gottman Method
• Individuals & Couples
• Communication Issues
• Life Transitions (dating, break-ups, etc.)
• Anxiety & Depression
• Somatic Therapies
• Trauma EMDR Therapy
• Available Online and In-Office
My practice centers around fostering growth, healing, and connection within the context of relationships. I believe that we are all influenced by our interactions with others, especially those within our family system. This is why it is incredibly important to understand the dynamics and complexities of these relationships. The more we understand them, the more we will be able to create lasting change. Because of my relational perspective, it is crucial that the therapeutic relationship is safe enough for the client to feel comfortable and open. My main goal in providing a safe space is so my clients can explore themselves fully, knowing there is someone next to them ready to create trust and provide compassion and safety.
I work from a relational perspective; it is my belief that there are multiple ways to create change. I pull from different therapeutic theories, including Bowen family systems, attachment theory, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. Individuals are the product of their environments. In order tolook for change within, we must also think about our families and our larger systems. As the therapist, I will provide a supportive and safe space for this journey, so my clients feel empowered to challenge themselves and build more healthy connections.
My work with individuals is supportive, exploratory, and expressive. Therapy is the perfect place to connect with yourself and your feelings. It is a space for you to learn to go within and observe aspects and patterns which may not be initially visible. Some will be easy to see while others will lie in the shadows of our unconscious. There will be some aspects for which you can be proud of, some of which may feel off, and others which may simply pass unnoticed. Therapy is a process to shine light on where you are operating from and allow you to analyze what is still left to explore. It is a safe space to learn about your inner workings and get to know how they play into our feelings and behaviors. EMDR Therapy - Empowering Trauma Recovery Acknowledging the deeply personal nature of trauma recovery, I approach my work with genuine empathy and understanding. As a dedicated specialist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I assist clients in navigating their trauma, fostering empowerment and resilience in the process. With bilateral stimulation, I guide clients through reprocessing their experiences, fostering transformative growth and positive change in their lives.Somatic Therapy for Trauma HealingAs a passionate advocate for somatic therapy, I specialize in trauma healing and restoration. Through the gentle exploration of the body-mind connection, I facilitate a transformative journey of healing for my clients. Somatic therapy offers a safe space for individuals to process their traumas, release emotional blockages, and nurture self-awareness. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy and support, allowing clients to rediscover inner strength and resilience on their path to healing. Mindfulness Therapy for Personal Transformation Discover the power of mindfulness therapy in achieving personal transformation and inner peace. Through this evidence-based approach, I help you develop present-moment awareness, reduce anxiety, depression stress, and enhance overall well-being. Experience the profound benefits of mindfulness as we work together to unlock your true potential and create a life of balance and fulfillment. Embrace the journey of self-discovery and growth with mindfulness therapy today. Couples Therapy with Gottman Method/Somatic Approaches As a dedicated couples therapist, I am committed to fostering lasting connections and harmony within relationships. With a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and my ongoing pursuit of a Ph.D. in the field, I specialize in working with couples to help them thrive. Using a combination of the renowned Gottman Method and transformative somatic therapies, I create a safe and supportive space for couples to navigate challenges and rediscover the joy of togetherness. Through our collaborative work, we can restore harmony, develop healthier patterns of interaction, and build a stronger foundation for your relationship. I am passionate about guiding couples to create harmonious partnerships and to foster lasting love. Therapy for Teens and Young Adults Outside of working with adult clients, I also work with teens, young adults, Gen Z and Millennials in helping them to navigate those transitional years that can often be challenging, with uncertainty, anxiety, and depression becoming common experiences. I provide valuable guidance and support during this transformative time. My systemic approach acknowledges the influence of family and social systems, offering insights into relational dynamics that foster personal growth and self-compassion. Together, we create a safe, non-judgmental space for teens and millennials to freely explore their concerns, develop resilience, and navigate life's challenges with confidence. Empowering LGBTQ+ Therapy As an LGBTQ+ therapist, I am deeply committed to empowering individuals, couples, and families within the community. Creating a safe and validating space is a priority, where each unique experience is honored and understood. Together, we explore the challenges faced in society and within relationships, promoting resilience and personal growth. My approach fosters self-acceptance and curiosity, allowing clients to build stronger connections and find their authentic selves. Let us embark on a journey of empowerment and transformation together.
I was born in New Jersey and spent my early years in New York before moving to South Florida, where I have lived most of my life. I developed a passion for psychology and social relationships during my undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. Inspired by my curiosity about human connections and the human condition, I pursued a Master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Currently, I am a doctoral student at Nova, working towards a Ph.D. in couple and family therapy. My academic journey has equipped me with valuable skills and knowledge to guide my clients towards living authentically.
In my free time, I find joy in watching my favorite movies, savoring good meals, and spending quality time with loved ones. Nature is a restorative source for me, and I make it a priority to spend time outdoors, appreciating its beauty and finding solace in its tranquility.
• CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapy
• Gottman Method
• IFS - Internal Family Systems
• EMDR Trauma Therapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Humanistic / Person- Centered
• Somatic Therapy
• Inner-Child Work
Areas of Focus
• Life Transitions
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Relationship Issues
• Communication Issues
• Social Anxiety
• Stress / Worry