I am a Queer-identified parent and have specific expertise in working with people of transgender experience, as well as lesbian, gay, and bisexual 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 ten 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 or issue specific, time-limited supervision.
I also offer programmatic support to non-profits and can assist with program startup 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
Not accepting new patients
at this time
My clinical style is pragmatic, active and flexible. I take your concerns and treatment seriously, but not myself too seriously. I welcome laughter and questions in session. Having worked in LGBTQ community mental health for over 15 years, I am well versed in the stressors and problems that come with living outside of hetero/gender norms.
I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, an evidenced-based treatment for trauma) trained therapist and find this technique extremely helpful to clients experiencing symptoms of trauma & anxiety. I also incorporate the following approaches in my work:
As a Queer-identified parent, I am happy to support clients around a variety of topics including coming out, transition and parenthood.
My office is located in Chelsea, Manhattan.
Over the course of my career, I have trained thousands of clinical and non-clinical staff on a range of mental health and population-focused health 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.
Former Intern Supervisor & Gender Identity Project Counselor
For more details about my work history, please visit my LinkedIn profile page
352 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10001