I approach therapy as an authentic relationship that can be a powerful force for repair and change. I specialize in the treatment of trauma & PTSD, eating disorders, and issues related to life's many transitions. In a safe, non-judgmental environment, we will identify your goals and work towards positive change.
I began my career in psychotherapy at one of New York’s preeminent outpatient eating disorder clinics, where I treated individuals struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and the effects of trauma. I received training in Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E) through the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford.
Time living in the Middle East, followed by a year-long clinical internship with the Veterans Affairs NY Healthcare System, informed my dedication to and passion for trauma treatment and recovery. I completed the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy's 2-Year Integrated Trauma Training Program, where I honed my skill in trauma assessment and treatment. I use a range of effective trauma therapies, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and practice from an integrated mind/body treatment approach. Utilizing current research on neurobiology, I work with clients to make better sense of our physical experiences in the world.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, and completed my undergraduate studies at Wheaton College with a focus on International Relations. Prior to moving to New York, I spent nearly four years living, working and studying in Syria and Israel. My experiences with refugees and survivors of trauma inform my belief in the resilience of the human spirit and our inherent desire to heal.
I am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the state of New York under license number 084725.