I am a New York City-based psychotherapist with over 10 years of broad clinical experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults facing a broad range of challenges - e.g. trauma, depression, anxiety, autism, behavioral issues, etc.
Most recently, I have worked as a consulting supervisory BCBA, and she creates Applied Behavior Analytic programs for children on the autism spectrum, supervises ABA therapists providing direct services to the children and providing parent training to help parents increase desired skills and behaviors at home.
Prior to my consulting role, I served as a school-based and outpatient mental health psychotherapist working with adults, children and adolescents of all ages with Autism, development delays and behavioral and emotional issues, to help them manage their behaviors and improve social skills in order to fulfill their academic, work and social potential.
Previously, I worked with women who were survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking of all ages, helping them cope and eventually heal. In addition to direct services, I also managed and supervised four full-time counselor advocates who provided individual counseling and case management services.
All of the experiences described above have led me to develop a strong and broad clinical background while strengthening my passion and commitment towards helping others. I received my Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and received my Master's in Social Work from New York University. I think that learning is a lifelong commitment and so I continue to engage in continuing education opportunities to stay current on recent research and to further my skills.
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Helping individuals improve their emotional, behavioral, and relationship functioning.
Children's therapy is specially designed to address a child's coping mechanisms.
Immigration Evaluations including cancellation of removal cases, Asylum, VAWA, U and T visa petitions
Developmental, Autism and Adhd
Comprehensive Clinical Mental Health Evaluations
I provide individual services to adults with a wide range of clinical concerns such as Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, Adjustment issues due to recent life changes. It is essential to have a great rapport with your therapist so that you can truly engage in the therapeutic process. Sessions are usually 45 minutes and are guided to develop a rapport, support your individual needs and address your concerns. I utilize principals of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis as appropriate to customize a treatment approach that will give you an opportunity for the most optimal outcomes.
I work with children and adolescents who have depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, along with autism or developmental delays and difficulties with appropriate behaviors and social communication. I will conduct clinical assessments to assess for Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety and mood and/or developmental disorders and Trauma, then develop a comprehensive treatment plan and utilize various psychotherapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Play Therapy to achieve desired outcomes.
Parents are also required to engage in the therapeutic process so that the child can access strategies used during therapy in the home environment to increase positive parent and child interactions and overall wellness.
I offer a variety of Clinical Mental Health, Behavioral and Immigration Evaluations, aimed at either ruling out/identifying developmental delays or neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, OCD, Depression Anxiety and developing effective
behavior intervention plans to increase positive skills acquisitions and decrease maladaptive behaviors.
I also offer Clinical Mental Health Evaluations for individuals with an open Immigration case or petition. Often times the attorney will request the evaluation or the client can also recommend getting one. Theses assessments can be very helpful in asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa and hardship petitions.
BCBA , LMSW, LCSW Supervision Services Remote and in-person
I offer supervision towards certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Social Work boards for CT, NYS, NJ. Supervision hours include in-person or virtual review and discussion of data collection and analysis, biopsycholsocial assessments, functional behavioral assessment and analysis, assistance and feedback related to program development and implementation of interventions.