I am a Queer-identified therapist with over 20 years of experience working with diverse LGBTQ+ identified individuals. I am a seasoned clinician and administrator, and I am happiest when I can utilize both aspects of my training. My background is in LGBTQ+ community mental health, where I have served as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and Outpatient Clinic Director.
Clinical Supervision & Consultation
I have over 16 years of experience providing clinical & programmatic supervision to:
LCSW, LMSW, & LMHC clinicians
Case Managers, Harm Reduction Counselors, HIV Counselors & Testers and other Social Service Support Staff
Directors of Mental Health, Community Health, and Case Management programs
I provide weekly & bi-weekly, group supervision to client-facing/front line staff.
I also offer programmatic support to non-profits and can assist with program startup, senior staff on-boarding and quality improvement projects. Recent topics for which I offered program support include:
Electronic Health Record Implementation & Workflow Improvement
New York State, Outpatient Mental Health (Article 31) Regulatory Compliance
Program redesign and implementation
Currently not accepting new patients - but keeping a waitlist
My style is warm, active, and authentic. Starting therapy is hard, so my priority is for you to feel relaxed, understood, and comfortable in early sessions. I welcome laughter and questions in therapy. With a background in LGBTQ+ public health, I am sensitive to the challenges and stressors that come with living outside cisgender/hetero norms.
I tend to be a good fit for people looking to address core negative beliefs, or taking a big step in life - like starting social/physical transition or becoming an LGBTQ+ parent. I frequently use EMDR (an evidenced-based treatment) to help clients feeling "stuck," anxious, or looking to resolve trauma or painful relationship patterns. In addition, I incorporate the following approaches in my work:
Motivational Interviewing & Harm Reduction
Subjugated Knowledge - valuing the wisdom and skills we possess from not fitting into the dominant culture
I am an Out of Network provider with the "R" priviliege.
Over the course of my career I have trained thousands of clinical and non-clinical staff on a range of topics including:
Transgender Clinical and Cultural Competency
Informed Consent Model of Care for People of Transgender Experience
Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing Techniques w/LGBTQ community
Mental Health First Aid
Best practices in Contracting, Treatment Planning & Closing with clients.
I tailor training materials and format to each audience and am available for topic-specific or on-going training initiatives.
Gay Men's Health Crisis - Former Managing Director, Mental Health & Support Services
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center - Former Director of Mental Health & Social Services
The LGBT Community Center, NYC - Former Intern Supervisor & Gender Identity Project Counselor
For more details about my work history, please visit my LinkedIn profile page
Phone consultations are free