I am an enthusiastic advocate for trauma-informed, person-centered therapy that emphasizes a holistic approach to healing. As an individual with an intersectional identity who navigates disability, I recognize the necessity for empathy, compassion, and openness. I bring experience as a queer immigrant to understand how nuanced identities impact our lives. My practice as a counselor and art therapist is grounded in both cognitive and somatic techniques, combining talk therapy, movement-based exercise, as well as artistic exploration to celebrate clients’ strengths and unpack their challenges.
Currently, I am completing my master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling at The School of the Art Institute and am a clinical intern at Mosaic Counseling and Wellness. I received an education in anthropology and psychology at Columbia University and studied at The Art Student League of New York. I bring over ten years of experience in the non-profit and private sector, where I honed my skills in building feminist networks of care with marginalized individuals, both nationally and internationally.
My artistic portfolio centers around the visual arts, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and ceramics as a means of discovering what language alone cannot articulate. Additionally, I draw on my background in theatre and my experience as a trained dancer to curate creative treatments for clients. I believe you are the expert of your own experience and would be honored to work alongside you on your mental health journey.