As your therapist, my role is to improve your ability to listen to yourself, and support you as we figure out together what you need to be more fulfilled. I believe that as you start to tell your truth and confront yourself within a therapeutic space, barriers to your wellness can start to be lifted. My background in mental health includes working with LGBTQ youth at the Trevor Project, providing bilingual counseling (English/Spanish) at the Bronx Family & Child Center, and counseling LGBTQ adults + couples at the Institute for Human Identity. I hold two masters degrees in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University, and have a BA in Philosophy + Economics from the University of Arizona. Currently I am an adjunct professor of counseling psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. I recently completed a two-year post-masters psychodynamic psychotherapy program at NYU School of Medicine’s PANY (Psychoanalytic Association of New York) and a three-year advanced graduate certificate in Gender Studies and Queer Studies at SUNY Empire State College. Furthermore, I have a 500-hour yoga teacher training certificate and I incorporate yogic principles of mindbody awareness in my work as a therapist.