I am originally from Florida and moved to New York to complete my PhD in Counseling Psychology at New York University. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY Lic. No. 005892) in independent practice in New York City. In addition to my passion for the field of psychology, I am also a musician (guitar, piano) and an avid music fan.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Miami, my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Florida International University, and my PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University.
I have trained at some of the most prestigious clinical training programs in the country, including: the Montefiore Medical Center predoctoral internship training program, as well as at Harlem Hospital Center, Baruch College Counseling Center, Barnard College Counseling Center, and the Florida International University Counseling and Wellness Center.
I have been trained in a variety of theoretical approaches, including: psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal/relational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I have experience working with most major mood disorders, including the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. I specialize in treating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, as well as people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. I also specialize in working with people in consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships (e.g., open relationships, polyamorous relationships, etc.).
Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University (2017)
Felix M. Warburg Memorial Award, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University (2014)
Student Senators Council Conference Fund, New York University (2014)
Leadership Academy, Society of Counseling Psychology (2013-2014)