Clinical Resident (They/Them)
All About Me
I am a graduate of Hunter College with a bachelor's in Psychology, and currently pursuing a master's in Mental Health Counselling, also at Hunter College. I value the ideals held in humanistic, person-centered therapy, as well as narrative therapy and gestalt therapy, and lean towards an integrative approach that combines evidence-based methods with personal touches that give credit to the individuality of each person I meet. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, and reading fantasy and sci-fi novels.
I have always seen counseling as a conversation. I believe that as a therapist, my job is first and foremost to listen to your story, and to understand how you communicate; how you see the world, and work towards understanding your goals within the world that you see. I approach therapy from the perspective that cultural differences necessitate unique approaches, whether that is with regards to working through personal goals or interpersonal conflicts. I have worked with people of all ages and various cultures, with those that have physical disabilities and those who are neurodivergent, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community. To that end, though not all of my experience is in therapeutic work, I believe that the intrinsic nature of therapy as communication is what has brought me here.