I am a registered drama therapist and licensed creative arts therapist with over fifteen years of experience in mental health working with people all of ages. I am a graduate of New York University and also an adjunct professor of drama therapy at Manhattanville College.
I am a warm, passionate and astute clinician whose creative interventions support and encourage real change. A believer in the arts and drama as powerful forms of self expression, I utilize metaphor, story, play, and drama to go beyond just talking, to help people access parts of themselves to move toward action in their life.
I have helped children and adults work through issues related to domestic violence, childhood trauma, divorce, mental illness, addiction, gender and sexual orientation conflicts and support, parenting support, bullying and school related stress, opposition and anger, depression and low self-esteem.
I am a published author and specialize in gender and sexuality affirmative psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. I frequently teach and provide trainings on the use of creative arts therapy with LGBTQ and gender expansive individuals and their families. I am passionate about creating a safe, creative and affirming space for my clients, both within the office and more importantly within themselves.