I graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor's in Arts majoring in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Social Work from New York University graduating in 2005 and have practiced psychotherapy both in a clinic setting and in private practice. When I first completed graduate school I worked at Metropolitan Center for mental health located in Washington Heights and in the Upper West Side, where I worked primarily with Spanish speaking individuals, including adults, adolescent, children and families. From 2007 to 2014, I worked as a mental health provider at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center where I was a Clinical Supervisor and the Social Work Intern Coordinator. In addition, I graduated as a Psychoanalyst the summer of 2015 from the 5 year psychoanalytic program at Manhattan Institute for psychoanalysis.
I am bilingual in English and Spanish and I specialize in gender identity and sexual orientation related issues as well as trauma, depression, immigration, substance abuse and HIV related issues.