Whether you are seeking psychotherapy because you are in crisis, looking for clarity, or want the opportunity to heal and grow, I will work with you until you achieve your goal. I view psychotherapy as a journey that we are taking together. My only agenda is to support your evolution to a healthier version of yourself.
I am a sex-positive, gender-affirming, New York State licensed clinical social worker who has worked with and advocated for people of all ages in various settings since 1991. Given the high percentage of people who have experienced trauma and other distressing events in their lives, I take a trauma-informed approach to my work. I use an integrative style that takes an intersectional, sociopolitical view of the world and incorporates elements of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), family systems theory, psychodynamic theory, and harm reduction psychotherapy.
For relationship therapy, I use the Gottman Method to work with people of color in couples, trouples, and consensually non-monogamous (CNM) relationships. Sometimes we need someone to help us address and resolve challenges in our relationships. I only work with people of color in queer, kinky, or CNM relationships because I am committed to ensuring that these relationships receive the respect, support, and nurturance they deserve.
I work with adults around the following issues (in alphabetical order):
- Anger issues
- Grief and mourning
- Identity issues (sexual, ethnoracial, gender, religious, spiritual)
- Mild depression
- Pre-marital/pre-commitment ceremony counseling
- Relationship challenges
- Trauma (past or recent)
Fees: I have a sliding scale for psychotherapy ($110-350, the amount varies based on the number of people being seen) and the fee is determined by your realistic assessment of what you can afford. I only accept Aetna insurance; however, if your insurance company reimburses you, I am happy to provide you with receipts for our sessions to facilitate that process.
Typically, I offer in-person sessions as well as telephone and cyber sessions, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only conducting cyber sessions at this time. I use the HIPAA-secure version of the Zoom videoconferencing platform because it is end-to-end encrypted.