I believe that the trust and rapport developed in the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of effective therapy. I strive to be an authentic, engaged, and emotionally aware therapist, utilizing an eclectic and evidence-based therapeutic approach tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals. Together with the client I aim to work collaboratively to create lasting change.
Noticing that relationships and emotion are a core part of the human experience, I chose to pursue counseling to help individuals cultivate the most positive version of themselves. I had the opportunity to contribute to research on varying studies of stress, mindfulness, and couple relationship dynamics at the Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of California San Francisco. Through my research involvement I gained exposure to mindfulness techniques and worked with women dealing with depression and anxiety.
I received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology from the University of Oregon and am currently completing a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at New York University. I have always had an interest in human behavior and consider myself an empath, as well as someone who wants to listen to an individual’s struggles and celebrate their triumphs.
When I’m not in the office, I love exploring New York and getting lost in a good book.