I believe deeply in the power of healing and growth to enhance the quality of life for people and communities. Life experiences, unhealthy relationships, social, economic, and political conditions can dim our light, impact our sense of safety and security, rob us of opportunities to be at peace with ourselves, to find joy and purpose, or simply put one foot in front of the other. Having benefited immensely from skilled, trauma-informed, compassionate care I have received from therapists in my own journey of healing, I am drawn to clinical work because I believe every human being is worthy of being supported through their own journey of healing and growth. I work with people with many intersecting identities and lived experiences including queer, heterosexual, and cisgender people of color, immigrants, new Americans and second generation Americans. Our work begins with creating a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship which then becomes the context in which we can do the work necessary to meet your identified goals for healing, growth, and wellbeing.
I have earned my doctorate in social welfare from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in New York and my masters in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India. I also serve as an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Edinboro University.