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The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Set People Free


About Me

Connection- Compassion- Clarity


I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), practicing in Clifton, NJ, I specialize in helping adults, adolescents and children with anxiety, depression, family conflicts and self-esteem challenges. I offer services in both English and Spanish.

I believe that healing and emotional well-being are supported by strengthening our relationships and positive connections with others. When we can communicate our thoughts and feelings to those we care about, and then feel validated and heard, we are better able to thrive, connect, and be our best selves. Family therapy sessions are designed to help family members learn how to correct negative patterns, such as avoidance, or blaming, and replace these negative patterns with more positive and healthy interactions.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, guidance, and an insight-oriented approach, I help people work on the 'here and now' issues while also examining how past experiences may be impacting present problems. In order for people to take the courageous step towards making changes in their life, they need to feel a sense of safety, validation, and support, which are all elements I work hard to provide to my clients. 

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Specializing in Anxiety Treatment, Depression and Individual Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they manifest in a person's behavior. This includes exploring emotions, examining avoidances, identifying recurring patterns, and focusing on the therapist/client relationship. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are to bring self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. Research confirms that psychodynamic therapy can be very effective.   

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. Its goal is to change the patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. CBT is an easily measured therapeutic technique that is widely studied and has strong evidence to support effectiveness.  


I  strive to create a safe and supportive space which allows teens to feel open and at ease in session. Using cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT), guidance, and an insight oriented approach, I help teens learn healthy coping skills, how to identify and express thoughts and feelings, understand unhelpful patterns and cycles, improve self awareness, enhance self esteem, and increase judgment. Ultimately, therapy sessions help teens uncover what is keeping them stuck while giving them the tools they need to move forward and feel better. Being a teen is challenging, so if your child is experiencing any difficulties please reach out.

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