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About Me:

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.

My Services

My Services

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


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:

  • Psycho-dynamic

  • Cognitive-Behavioral 

  • 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

  • Client De-escalation 

  • 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.


Work Experience

Work Experience

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
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Contact Me

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Phone consultations are free



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