I’m a New York State licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), trainer and educator based in New York City, whose identity as a queer woman committed to anti-oppressive practice deeply informs the work I do.
- Looking for someone to lead your team through a foundational or more advanced training on effectively working with the LGBTQ community, addressing substance use concerns, or truly “getting it” when it comes to working with teens and young adults?
- Need an experienced clinician to provide professional guidance to your team, or clinical supervision to managers or trainees?
- Seeking a therapist who lives and works outside the box?
You’ve come to the right place.
A graduate of NYU’s School of Social Work, I have worked in a variety of community-based social service settings for nearly two decades, including harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, psychosocial clubhouse, and youth development programs. In addition to individual therapy, I have had the honor of providing group support to trans/gender queer/gender non-conforming people, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, adolescents coming out as LGBT, new immigrants, and active substance users exploring changes in their use, among others. I have provided LGBT cultural competency trainings to thousands of individuals in dozens of agency settings, as well as presenting or serving as a panelist at local and national community briefings, summits, and conferences.
Most recently I served as Deputy Director of Programs and Policy at the NYC LGBT Community Center, where I provided clinical supervision and administrative support to a direct service team reaching thousands of individuals annually with mental health counseling, career coaching, and substance use supports.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist and LGBT cultural competency trainer and consultant, I am an Adjunct Lecturer at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work where I teach courses in generalist Social Work Practice and Clinical Practice with Groups. As a Clinical Associate with the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Gender and Families Project, I also provide cultural competency training on effectively supporting trans and gender-expansive children and youth and their families in a variety of settings.