M Y S T O R Y
Free your mind.
Free your life.
In pursuit of my passion to help people be their best, healthiest and most authentic self, I have received formal training and education in psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, meditation and yoga.
Leaving the East Coast for the Midwest, I attended Washington University in St. Louis where I double majored in Psychology and in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Children's Studies. During my junior year, I spent 5 months abroad studying positive psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark. After my college graduation, I returned back to the East Coast and started my professional journey as an Elementary School Teacher in Brooklyn, New York, while also completing my Masters in Teaching. Inspired by the resilience of my students and their families, but disheartened by the lack of accessibility to social, emotional and psychological resources and support, it became my mission to support those in need. My passion led me to pursue my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, where I was exposed to a strong multicultural-social justice counseling background.
During my time at Columbia, I had the opportunity to work as a counseling intern at a CUNY college, where I taught a Life Skills course, created and led workshops and provided career counseling and individual and group psychotherapy. Working with a diverse population of students, ranging from ages 18-35, I was able to explore a creative and eclectic variety of counseling techniques, while also solidifying my belief that the best and most effective counselors are flexible, holistic, creative and integrative in their treatment approach in order to uniquely serve the individual needs and style of each client. Wanting to further combine my passion for mental health and social justice, I then worked as a counselor at a Title 1 startup high school in Brooklyn, NY.
Despite my love and passion for my work, I felt a crucial aspect of my mental health training was missing, which led me to Bali, Indonesia to obtain my Yoga Teacher Certification. The 200-hour teacher training course and my time spent attending workshops and lectures in Thailand and India provided me the opportunity to expand my spirituality, extensively study and practice meditation and mindfulness techniques and focus on the power of movement and breath to quiet and calm the mind. I then spent a year working as a life coach and career coach, yoga instructor and meditation instructor. I believe my ability to combine both Western and Eastern healing philosophies in my practice has greatly enhanced my ability to provide creative, integrative and effective services to the diverse clients with whom I work.
Deeply moved and inspired by my past experiences, I have made a lifelong commitment to be in service of others and to do my part in making sure that all people have the opportunity to prosper and thrive. I truly believe that the act of supporting, empowering, and investing time, energy, an unconditional belief in growth and achievement, care and respect can alter an individual’s life and, through a powerful ripple effect, change the world for the better. I feel it is a tremendous honor to work as a therapist, to bear witness to other’s stories and to hold space for people to share and speak their truth. There is nothing that would give me a feeling of greater joy, accomplishment and pride than joining you on your unique journey to living an authentic, healthy life.