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
Not accepting new clients at this time
My style is warm, active, and authentic. I welcome laughter and questions in therapy. Having worked in LGBTQ social services and public health for over 20 years, I am sensitive to the stressors and challenges that come with living outside of hetero/ cisgender norms. I also work to recognize racist, sexist, classist assumptions in mental health that undermine personal and community wellness.
I am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner and have found this therapy helpful to clients feeling "stuck," experiencing symptoms of trauma, anxiety, or intense negative self-beliefs. I also incorporate the following approaches in my work:
I am also a Queer-identified parent and happy to support clients around a variety of topics including coming out, physical/social transition & Queer parenthood.
Insurance: Out of Network
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.
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