I am a practitioner with a unique perspective having a background ranging from communications to mental health. I hold a Masters of Social Work degree from Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, a New York State licensed and insured social worker, and a certification for yoga instruction. I have completed mind-body medicine training from the Center of Mind Body Medicine and Narrative Medicine from Columbia University School of Professional Studies.
I do not believe in just one way to do treatment. I use integrative approaches to help my patients. Primarily, I’ve work with people with issues surrounding oncology, substance use, addiction, anxiety, depression, and grief in adolescents, adults, and older individuals. I use integrative approaches in clinical psychotherapy and counseling practice with individuals to ensure a holistic plan of action. I have presented professional education seminars, small-group workshops, and conference break-outs on meditation, evidence-based clinical interventions, yoga-informed approaches, and mind-body modalities.
As a certified and insured yoga instructor I strive to create a safe and encouraging environment for students. I draw from my experience and knowledge of emotional anatomy, mind-body modalities, and holistic approaches to provide a supportive and open space to help students discover your asana practice. My roots as a yoga practitioner are in Prana Vinyasa Flow of Shiva Rea and the Anusara-Inspired Hatha method of John Friend.
Previously, I was a journalist who highly reported on the mental health field and heroin epidemic. My work has been highlighted on Pix 11 News, AOL, News12 Long Island, and Vice Magazine. I earned a bachelor of arts degree also from Stony Brook University School of Journalism.
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