I'm a BIPOC Licensed Mental Health Counselor in my hometown state of New York. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor for New Jersey and Florida, and a National Certified Counselor™. I'm a member of the American Counseling Association and NYMHCA. I have degrees in B.A. in Psychology and M.S in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults and families multiculturally.
I grew up in a big family of very compassionate people, those who enjoyed being of support to others and very connected to one another. Family and friends would express how comfortable they felt after talking to me, often saying that I was easy to talk to. Growing up, I was more of a listener and observer, and it felt good that I impacted others in this way. While going through college, I was intrigued by how we grow and develop into the people we become and the factors in our lives that shape that. A defining moment in my life was when I took up a child development course during my undergraduate studies. This transitioned into me exploring my own development and experiences and later recognizing the need for more mental health services in my community.
I received extensive training during my graduate studies, completed my internship at Zucker Hillside Hospital and a Group Private Practice. Currently I work independently in Private Practice and from an eclectic and integrative approach, emphasizing Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, CBT and DBT approaches.
I have 3 beautiful dogs, a Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu and Poochon. I come from a big family. I am Christian. I enjoy reading, performing/expressive arts, nature and sports.