I support individuals looking to reclaim their Narrative and strengthen their Community.
As a queer person who has navigated mental health services, I prioritize the relationship with clients and ensure goals are collaborated upon during the entire journey.
I specialize in Gender Affirming Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP or EXRP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Couples work with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I have helped hundreds of individuals on their journey throughout my career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Philadelphia area. I am licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania allowing access to services across the Delaware River.
As a white person it is my responsibility to challenge and end white supremacy. I am actively engaged in anti-racist learning and strive to create spaces that feel as safe as possible for BIPOC folx.
This is the space where you will find opportunities to confront obstacles that have been in the way for some time.
Education & Experience
I received my MSW from Rutgers University School of Social Work. During my time at Rutgers I worked within the Center for Social Justice and LGBTQ Communities. Here I obtained my start with providing Gender and Identity Affirming Care. Soon after I moved to California to collect my clinical hours for licensure through the Sacramento County Medi-Cal counseling center and foster placement services. I supported the creation of the Affirming Home program for LGBTQIA+ youth. While I loved my time in California, it was time to come back to my home base of the Northeast and settle in Philadelphia. Here I allowed myself to delve deeper into clinical work and build a community of my own.
I have presented on panels supporting parents of Transgender, Nonbinary, and gender diverse youth and facilitated didactics for local PsyD and Physical Therapy programs aiming to provide inclusive care. I am a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University Camden School of Social Work where I teach Confronting Anti-Black Racism, Clinical Social Work for Healthcare, and Integration Seminar.