I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International and am especially passionate about working with women during this stage of life. I'm also interested in working with women (and men) in transition ie. going to college for the first time, career transition, new relationships or break ups, marriage and divorce.
These losses are complicated emotionally and physically. I'm dedicated to helping women navigate this complicated and trying time.
I'm especially passionate about helping women and partners who are adjusting to life as new parents or are struggling with depression. anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder during and after pregnancy.
New York University's Clinical Social Work program is founded and steeped in psychoanalytic theory. This is the foundation from which I work but I incorporate, and am influenced by other, more modern theories, such as cognitive behavioral theory and exposure therapy to name a few.
I often work with clients around mindfulness and finding ways to be "in the moment" especially during times of anxiety. I utilize grounding tecniques and sometimes utilize apps to encouraged client's to find pockets during their day to meditate, or enhance body scanning to identify areas of the body that are holding anxiety or stress.
Attachment Theory is closely related to psychoanalytic theory, based in the research of Anna Freud and attachment theory greatly influences my approach to clients. I have seen the influence of secure, anxious or insecure attachment in childhood reflected in patient's relationships.