I am a NYS Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Art Psychotherapist. I have a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from New York University. My educational training and clinical experience have focused on integrating psychotherapy, visual arts practice and engaging the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. My studies promote scholarly research abilities and evidence-based interventions. I have been both a Presenter and an Events and Studio Chair Assistant for Art Therapy conferences across the United States.
I am affiliated with a NY based Psychiatric Hospital where I regularly provide both individual and group Art Therapy and Psychotherapy on an inpatient unit serving children and adolescents who require a highly structured therapeutic setting. In addition, I have experience providing Art and Psychotherapy to adults with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, as well as adults living in residential and jail settings.
I am committed to providing the highest standard of quality care, and my experiences have given me a deep understanding of mental health and its impact on clients, families, and their communities. My adaptability enables me to work with clients affected by a wide range of pathologies, cross-culturally in a variety of settings.
I genuinely enjoy working with all ages. My intention is to help create secure and therapeutic environments for my clients in which they are able to explore, grow and build while improving their quality of life, enabling them to live more authentically.
I have experience implementing various types of modalities such as Art Therapy, Psychotherapy, Play and Drama Therapy Techniques, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.