My passion and appreciation for mental health began at a young age. My mother worked as an inpatient behavioral health Registered Nurse, which provided a roof over our heads and food on our table. As a family, we respected the field not only for what it provided for us but also for teaching us that all human beings need access to the mental health care that they deserve. Watching my mom, I learned that all people from all cultures and all walks of life need compassionate care because our ideas, stories, memories, sanity, and communication skills unify us as human beings.
As a clinician, I can’t ignore the psychiatric component of every medical condition we study, research, observe and diagnose for our patients. Every piece of news we hear from our providers, good or bad, has consequences for our mental health. Through healthcare, I aim to ease pain, prolong lives, and reduce the healthcare disparities I’ve felt as a gender-expansive clinician of color.
In practice, I draw from my experiences working in adult and adolescent inpatient psych at Vista Del Mar Hospital, a specialized behavioral health track at the Touro College School of Health Sciences Manhattan, and extensive work focusing with the LGBTQIA + community alleviating gender dysphoria.
I strive to make a difference every day by providing my patients with the tools they need to live as their best selves, to cope, to survive, and to thrive in all the situations, environments, and relationships that life has to offer. I have a wide range of specialties including ADHD Medication Management, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Dysphoria, PTSD, Insomnia, LGBTQIA+ therapy, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety, and more.
I feel fortunate that I have the opportunity to witness the miracle of the human mind and the human spirit every day at work. I believe that working with patients is a gift, and I feel humbled and honored to be a small part of my patients’ lives.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • United • Aetna • Cigna • Medicare
ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Anxiety • Depression • Gender Dysphoria • Insomnia • LGBTQIA+ • Major Depressive Disorder • Medication Review • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Psychiatric Consultation • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Sexual Dysfunction • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Touro College School of Health Sciences, Master of Science (Physician Assistant Studies)