I am a psychotherapist and executive coach. My own biography reflects how I arrived at this particular combination of approaches.
I attended the Columbia University School of Social Work with the goal of being a psychotherapist. A variety of internships in social agencies as well as Fortune 1000 companies made me appreciate that most of our daily lives are spent at work. I realized I was interested in helping organizations, leaders, and teams create healthy work environments.
For over twelve years I have consulted with organizations in the private and public sectors around issues of employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, team collaboration, and leadership effectiveness. In the organizational realm, my specialty has become coaching leaders and leadership teams. Your find more information about my work as leadership and executive coach here.
With time I found my way back to the individual work I had been trained to do—I began doing career coaching with people interested in greater professional fulfillment, and I also realized that often what lies underneath our stuckness and dissatisfaction is deeper pain and habitual emotional patterns. I completed training in Gestalt psychotherapy, which resonated deeply with my own bias that awareness is the first step toward change.
Whether I am working as a psychotherapist, or as a executive/career coach, or as something in between, my aim is the same: I am interested in supporting my clients to live happier, balanced, meaningful lives.
I have a BA in Urban Studies from Macalester College, an MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, and I have completed the Coaches Training Institute foundational coaching program. After having completed a four-year post-graduate training from Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, I am also a certified Gestalt psychotherapist. I have also participated in numerous post-graduate courses, workshops, and retreats focused on topics such as mindfulness, conflict resolution, group dynamics, and non-violent communications.