Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Evidenced-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York.
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing individual therapy. I have dedicated the past decade to the study and practice of effective psychotherapy with youth and families and the focus of my practice with Sala Psychology is on working with parents to support them in addressing concerns related to childhood anxiety and behavioral issues and in building strong family relationships. Please note that currently I only see clients via telehealth.
Areas of focus:
• Parenting Concerns
• Adolescents and Adults
• Depression and Anxiety
• Trauma and Trauma Symptoms
• Self-Esteem and Low Self-Worth
• Anger and Issues with Anger
MA - Masters In Social Work
Smith College School for Social Work
My top priority is to make our therapeutic relationship client-centered and collaborative, which means that we will work together to determine what change, growth, and healing would be most personally meaningful to you. I believe that a therapist’s role is not to dictate or prescribe solutions, but to engage you in a shared process where together we learn about the concerns leading you to seek help. To this end, my approach is warm, genuine and grounded in an acceptance and welcoming of you, your story, and all of its nuances and complexities. As you share about yourself, over time we will gain an ever-expanding understanding of the dynamics leading to the unhelpful thinking, unhealthy actions, or overwhelming feelings getting in your way. By looking inward, we can identify and gain awareness of these patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting that you have come by honestly, but are no longer serving you. This understanding and building awareness allows for the possibility of change - for you to effect change in your life and make progress towards your goals.
Though my clinical approach is grounded in psychodynamic theories, it is more eclectic than one-dimensional. We may also take time to work together on building skills and strategies. I have training and experience in practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness approaches, and other cognitive-behavioral models.
I live in Woodbridge, CT with my wife and two daughters.