Clinical Interests

People of transgender experience, particularly youth in general and adults with persistent, severe mental health symptoms. Queer family building and parenthood. People experiencing infertility and perinatal loss.

Education


Master of Social Work

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Bachelor of Science

Psychology

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Work

Present:

Private Practice

  • Sole proprietor offering individual psychotherapy to adults.

Past:

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Transgender Mental Health Social Worker

  • Individual and family psychotherapy for youth, young adults, and their families.

  • Assessments for gender affirming hormones and/or surgeries

Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department Social Worker

  • Providing crisis intervention, assessment, referral, consult with medical staff regarding social needs, including Level I Traumas.

  • Covering the pediatric ER and the adult ER. After hours and weekends, covers both ERs and the rest of the medical portion of the hospital.

  • Experience with domestic violence, sexual assaults (adult and pediatric), child protection cases, LGBTQ patients, assessing suicidality, clients with substance use disorders, and more.

Project Renewal, Inc, Geffner House, Case Manager

  • Skills/responsibilities include counseling for both mental health and substance use, creating and implementing service plans, referrals out to the community, crisis intervention, entitlements assistance, and more.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Intern

  • Provided direct mental health services to both groups and individuals, working mostly with high-risk veterans with serious, chronic mental illnesses, many also diagnosed with a co-occurring substance use disorder.