I see being a therapist as accompanying people down their life paths as they are seeking or dealing with some kind of change. On this journey, I help one realize what stumbling blocks may be hindering his or her progress and assist in finding ways to overcome them. These barriers may include past or current abuse, trauma, grief, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.
I have been trained in EMDR, a technique that has proven powerful in overcoming past hurts and serious traumas. (You can read more about it here on the EMDR International Association's website.) I offer short-term therapy (lasting several months to one year), as well as longer-term work.
As a social worker by trade, I am trained to look at the big picture as well as the small; I have a deep understanding of how one's (including my own) family, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds can influence their ways of interacting with and experiencing others and the world. I welcome working with clients of all backgrounds.
Since 2009, I've done psychotherapy through two non-profit agencies and a CUNY Community College. My clients have included individuals and families from various backgrounds. They have ranged from those struggling with serious mental illnesses to those who simply needed some help dealing with a particular circumstance in their lives. I have been able to help various individuals begin the process of unpacking and healing from serious past traumas. I am a bilingual psychotherapist, fluent in both Spanish and English.
I am located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York:
215 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
I also offer tele-therapy remotely to people throughout New York State.